• ½ cup reduced-fat peanut butter, almond butter, or sunflower butter (smooth or chunky)
• ½ cup honey
• ½ cup low-fat granola
• ½ cup crispy rice cereal
• ½ cup raisins or other dried fruit
• ½ cup crushed graham crackers
1) Heat nut butter and honey in a saucepan over low heat until creamy. Remove from heat and pour into a bowl to cool.
2) Add granola, cereal, raisins, crushed graham crackers, and extras to the nut butter mix and stir well.
3) Roll into tablespoon-sized balls and set on wax paper.
• Need a fun snack to send to your child’s class? Kids will love these quick-to-make, crunchy treats!
• Involve your kids in preparing the cookies. They can help measure, mix, shape, and enjoy.
• Customize your cookies: Add your favorite nuts, seeds, or dried fruits, such as cashew pieces, sunflower seeds, craisins, or dried blueberries.
• Enjoy cookies with sliced apples and a refreshing glass of low-fat milk.
Serving Size: 1 cookie Total Carb: 12 g
Calories: 65 Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
Total Fat: 1.6 g Sodium: 29 mg
Saturated Fat: 0.3 g Protein: 1.7 g
Trans Fat: 0.0 g Iron: 0.3 mg
Calcium: 5.3 mg
Adapted and reprinted with permission,
American Cancer Society Celebrate! Healthy Entertaining for Any Occasion. Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society (2001)
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