Original Post: 7/31/11
Well, we are out of Oreos for this pay period, darn. ;) So it was time to whip up something a little more healthy to get us through snack-time this week. Since I had a little Crispix cereal left from our very unhealthy batch of Puppy Chow (baseball party snack), I decided to make our healthy snack clusters.
This is a great snack that accommodates many dietary needs. If you are peanut-free, use sunbutter. If you are gluten-free, use a gluten-free cereal. If you are sugar-free, use Stevia! :)
I love having the coconut oil in these. Many of our food allergy kids need that healthy fat, and no kid will be able to resist these treats!
I actually doubled the batch so we would have plenty of these in the freezer.
Let us know if you try these and what you think!
DAIRY-FREE, EGG-FREE, WHEAT-FREE
HEALTHY SNACK CLUSTERS
1/2 cup nut butter (we use Smucker's natural peanut butter with no sugar)
1/2 cup Crispix (crunched up)
1/4 to 1/2 cup of raisins
1/4 cup mini Enjoy Life chocolate chips
1/8 cup unsweet coconut
1/8 cup coconut oil
1 Tb honey, agave, or maple syrup
Mix all ingredients and then spoon small clusters onto a cookie sheet covered with wax paper. Freeze and then put in an airtight container, keeping them frozen.