A new day

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O and I discussed at length what we should do about the Potty Bunny leaving a gift for Rory given that he’d had a couple of accidents yesterday (one of which he definitely could have prevented as I had just asked him if he needed to go). We decided to take a hard stance and try to teach him about consequences (which I find a little hard). We worded the letter from the Potty Bunny as fairly as we could and he honestly didn’t mind at all. Given yesterday’s potty training progress, I decided a quiet day, mainly at home, to get back into things was just what was needed. It worked. Rory had a great day with no accidents and much more awareness (I didn’t prompt in the afternoon). We just have to work on going when we’re out and about. To pass the time we made these delicious treats for this evening, as I’m excited to catch up on the So You Think You Can Dance final tonight. As I mentioned yesterday, Rory had been suffering with constipation, so I made a conscious effort to watch his food and drink intake. I insisted that he drank water at regular intervals throughout the day, to make sure he stayed hydrated (easy to see when you’re monitoring wee’s in the potty) and fed him lots of fruit and our favourite one pan farro dish with extra vegetables, which he couldn’t get enough of. Feeling back on it after yesterday’s hurdle.   

Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Bars

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (you could also substitute butter)
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, raisins, or dried cranberries
  • 1 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips (or regular semi-sweet chocolate chips, if you prefer)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil over medium-low heat in a saucepan on the stove. {Watch this closely. Mine started to burn!}

Remove from heat once it’s melted together and add in the oats, shredded coconut, chocolate chips, nuts/raisins, and vanilla. Stir together until the chocolate is completely melted.

Pour into a greased 9×13 pan and cool in the fridge. If you’d like thicker bars, you can pour the mixture into a smaller pan.

When the mixture is hardened, cut into bars and eat. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

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