We do eat cookies at HealthBarn USA! These energy-packed, no-bake, tasty treats are made with natural ingredients and are fun to make with friends. (Because no oven is used, E-Z Make Cookies is the ideal recipe for kids to prepare without adult supervision.)
Make a double-batch to prepare for your next snack-attack, and keep extras cool in the refrigerator (they taste even better chilled).
1½ cups whole grain cereal* 1 cup natural creamy peanut butter ¼ cup honey ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons instant nonfat dry milk powder 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
In bowl, crush cereal into very small pieces. Add peanut butter, honey, dry milk, and chocolate chips. With hand or spoon, mix together to form a ball.
Scoop 1 heaping teaspoon of cereal mixture and roll into a 1-inch-round ball. Repeat with remaining cereal mixture. Let set 10 minutes to firm up. If not eating right away, wrap and refrigerate up to 1 week.
Makes 18 servings (1 cookie per serving).
Nutrition Facts per serving: 130 calories; 8g fat (1g sat fat, 3g mono, 3g poly, 0g trans fats); 0mg cholesterol; 11g carbohydrate (1g fiber, 6g sugar); 4g protein; 80mg sodium; 2% Daily Value (DV) vitamin A; 2% DV calcium; 4% DV iron.
* We used Cheerios for nutrition analysis.
Stacey Antine, MS, RD, author, Appetite for Life, founder, HealthBarn USA, Director of HealthBarn Foundation, co-host, and recognized as top 10 dietitians nationally by Today’s Dietitian magazine for her work with HealthBarn USA.