Three year olds come up with the best lines. Thankfully, my mom has gotten into a habit of jotting them down so we don’t forget.
If you were wondering what I was like as a three year old, quote “I’m not shouting, Mom, I’m just adding emphasis!”
Like, I don’t think I could’ve handled myself when I was little. Thankfully I figured out submission is actually a good thing around age eight or nine. Or so I’m told by my parents.
John Caleb’s latest lines are “my tummy hurts for another lunch.”
And “I’ll stop by in a lil billet.” (he can’t say little bit … it is adorable. oh, and the fact that he was telling me he was coming to my room for a book or something)
Finally, “When marshmallows get scrunched in your tummy, you might have to get a doctor appointment. You know, to get them unsticked.” (context: smores)
Three year olds boys are also very very busy little people. They have forts to build, cars to drive, races to win, and socks to get dirty. And with our little guy, mischief to get into. As Mom told him yesterday, “that is not an I’m sorry face; that is I’m busted face.”
I had to pull out my “I’m busted” face when I had these truffles in front of me. They are a spin off of my most pinned recipe, Almond Joy Energy Bites, which I make all the time and are ridiculously good. You can’t stop at one, or even two. And best of all, you don’t have to be sorry or busted! (unless you live at home with your mom who is trying to teach you good table manners. I WAS TRYING OK? And I’m not shouting, I’m … oh whatever :))
Since my vote for a 36 hour day wasn’t passed (I know right?) I’m turning to fast, easy recipes to snack on. I adore cookie dough truffles, especially when oats and chocolate are involved. Addictive. These are gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and pretty much the best thing ever. Just whip out your trusty food processor and you will be enjoying these in less than 10 minutes. If you want to skip the rolling into balls, just press into a pan, or better yet (and yes, I am speaking from experience) just go at it with a spoon. They are chewy, hearty, and balanced with juicy strawberries and smooth chocolate chips. *If you aren’t lactose intolerant, you can sub regular milk and chocolate chips, but make sure to use mini chocolate chips.*
- 1 cup old fashioned oats (make sure gluten free certified)
- ½ cup almonds
- ¼ cup steel cut oats
- ¼ cup honey
- 2-4 Tablespoons almond milk
- ⅓ cup Enjoy chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup chopped strawberries
- Blend oats, almonds, and steel cut oats in a food processor until fine.
- Add honey and pulse until mixture pulls together.
- Add almond milk, tablespoon by tablespoon, until desired consistency is achieved.
- Gently fold in chocolate chips and chopped strawberries.
- Roll and press into balls.
- Freeze for 5-10 minutes and then store in freezer, fridge, or airtight container at room temp. Depends on how you like 'em! Enjoy!