This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
We’ve been having fun having friends and guests over at the house. And, sometimes things get a little messy. We cook, we eat, we craft and we play. Just based on the number of people alone, we should keep cleaning companies and products in business for a long time.
Recently, we had friends over for eating and some food making. I had some pumpkin on hand from another recipe and was really feeling Fall and decided to make some pumpkin spice energy bites. (Scroll down for the recipe!) Yum…and also lots of sticky little hands. But, we had the WaterWipes ready to go!
Since WaterWipes contain only two ingredients, 99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract, they work for all skin cleaning needs…from grown ups to babies. (Let’s be honest. Sometimes it’s the grown ups that need the most cleaning!)
We decide to put them to the test with messy hands and making some Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites. Let’s just say that dates, almond butter and pumpkin can make for some messy hands!
Not that they were upset about messy hands. Because they saw chocolate! I don’t think they like making things at all!
Since the WaterWipes are both durable and effective we knew we could use them for the tough messes yet not worry about them because they are a safer, natural option for your little one (or your big ones). So let them get messy in the kitchen and mix things up!
Did I mention they were messy? Did I mention they loved it? Because they did a great job mixing and making the bites (I love when you tell kid to make them into balls, you get such a variety of shapes and sizes…and they are all perfect!)
Then it’s time for the clean up! They cleaned and wiped up their messes and I even used them on the floor where they spilled some. The wipes are nice and soft and I don’t worry about them wiping their hands in place of running to several bathrooms and sinks and dropping pumpkin goo all over the place.
The end result was fabulous. It was like a little bite of chocolatey pumpkin pie with a big boost of energy, with just the right amount of spice!
Would you let WaterWipes handle these messy hands?
Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup Medjool dates pitted
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds / pepitas
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- 4 T ground flax
- 1 teaspon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon clove or 1 drop clove essential oil
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg or 1 drop nutmeg essential oil
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or 1 drop cinnamon essential oil
- 1/4 teaspoon ginger or 1 dropginger essential oil
- unsweeted coconut flakes
- Cover dates with warm water and allow to soak for 10 minutes to soften. Drain.
- Pulse dates in food processor.
- Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl until well combined.
- Roll into balls.
- Roll in coconut if desired.
- Place in fridge.