Tag: chocolate

Chocolate Nut Clusters

Chocolate Nut Clusters

One of my absolute favorite snack is a combination of almonds, raisins and some M&M’s.  It is so addicting and I even have my kids hooked on the mixture.  Plus it always make me feel better when I add some good-for-you foods to the sometimes-food,…

Sweet Satisfying Snacks

Sweet Satisfying Snacks

Now there are many times where we just want something sweet.  Think after you eat a big holiday meal and you are fully stuffed but when the cherry or pumpkin pie comes around, do you pass it up?   Here are some great sweet snacks…

Choco-licious!

Choco-licious!

Chocolate – a favorite indulgent for many and even good for you!  Of course the darker the chocolate, the more health benefits.  Look  for the percentage of dark chocolate on the package – 45% is a good start to add some more nutrition and still flavorful.

The recipe below is a great way to include pure cocoa while adding some antioxidants for your next chocolate treat!

Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

All you need:

¾ cups sugar

¾ cups Truvia ™   (A natural sweetener – love it!)

1/2 cup milk

3 tablespoons light butter

3 cups quick oatmeal

6 heaping T. cocoa

½ cup peanut butter

½ cup ground flaxseed

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon salt

All you do:

Put sugar, milk and shortening in a pan and bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. No baking required!