EZ Make Cookies by Stacey Antine, MS, RDN

Believe it or not, we are eating cookies at HealthBarn USA! These energy packed treats are (of course) made with all-natural ingredients and taste really good! Not only does this cookie have a lot of protein to help our bodies grow, but they are also fun to make in a group…and you don’t have to bake them at all! Refrigerate the extras, so they are handy as an after-school snack.

Many parents are looking for healthy grab-n-go treats — this is a great solution!


1½ cups whole grain cereal* 1 cup natural creamy peanut butter (or other nut butter, so sun butter for allergies) ¼ cup honey ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons instant nonfat dry milk powder (or other protein powder) 3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips


  1. 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.

  2. Scoop one heaping teaspoon and roll into a 1-inch-round cookie and repeat with remaining cookie dough. 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 (2g sat fat, 3g mono, 3g poly, 0g trans fats); 0mg cholesterol; 11g carbohydrate (1g fiber, 7g sugar); 4g protein; 80mg sodium; 2% Daily Value (DV) vitamin A; 2% DV calcium; 4% DV iron.

Stacey Antine, MS, RDN, author, Appetite for Life, founder, HealthBarn USA, director, HealthBarn Foundation, and recognized as top 10 dietitians nationally by Today’s Dietitian magazine for her work with HealthBarn USA.

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