While I was looking for special recipes for our break time this winter, I found this wonderful recipe for Fluffernutter Monkey Bread: a pull apart bread with peanut butter and marshmallows, and had to try making it with the kids. Monkey Bread seemed like an ideal recipe for kids, because they love playing with dough. What better way to indulge this than making 64 little balls to coat with melted marshmallows?
Max and Lucy loved the texture of the dough, and it was perfect for them to use — not too sticky.
Unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, I didn’t read the recipe very carefully while I was making it. I forgot the part about dipping the dough balls in melted butter and sugar. thought it was going together rather too easily. But it still tasted good. I am sure the butter and sugar would have been over the top for sweetness. We were nearly sick as it was eating the whole bread all at once. It looked beautiful.
We didn’t even try to save some for later.
I highly recommend this recipe as a way to help your kids starting experimenting with bread dough. Everyone needs to learn how to handle the dough so that they can make it into loaves without a sticky struggle, and this recipe was excellent practice, and fun besides.
Have you helped your kids learn to make bread? Do you have a favorite recipe for them? Please leave me a comment.