Reading Group: 3 – 8 years old
When you find a snack you love, sometimes it feels just so hard to resist it—even if you’re told to keep away from it!
Beatrix Potter’s “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” (1902) tells such a story. One morning, Peter’s mother sends him and his sisters down the lane to gather blackberries while she goes go market. She tells them to have fun, but not to go into Mr. McGregor’s garden.
But Peter, the little scamp, can’t resist all the vegetables in Mr. McGregor’s garden! He goes straight to the garden and under the fence.
He gorges on all kinds of treats: lettuces, French beans, radishes, and parsley! He eats until he feels so stuffed that he gets sick and can hardly move!
For Peter Rabbit’s snack, I picked a treat that’s universally loved by bunnies: carrots!
Peter Rabbit’s Honey-Glazed Carrots
I love this recipe because it makes carrots fun and super delicious. The original recipe called for baby carrots, but I decided to chop large carrots into slices instead. I thought this made the snack feel more like chips.
What You’ll Need:
- 1 pound baby carrots
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Salt and pepper
- In a medium saucepan, bring water to a rolling boil. Add a dash of salt.
- Cook carrots until tender (about 5-6 minutes) and drain.
- Add back to pot. Add butter, honey, and lemon juice. Return to medium heat and cook until a glaze coats the carrots (about 5 minutes).
- Season with salt and pepper.
This recipe goes great as a side at dinner, or just as a nice afternoon snack. The honey glaze sweetens the carrots making them a real treat.
What do you think? Would Peter Rabbit be able to resist these tasty carrot chips?