Do you ever crave a quick and easy sweet treat that won’t leave you feeling guilty and defeated?
I’m excited to share the newest addition to my collection of “Skinny Secret” snacks which already includes Apples in a Bag, Homemade Greek Yogurt, and Cannoli Cones, among others. It only takes a minute or two to put together and adds extra fiber to your diet in a deliciously crunchy way.
The secret ingredient is Fiber One’s new chocolate squares cereal. Add a small amount of peanut butter, microwave just long enough to soften, and shake it up in a little bag with minimal powdered sugar.
The variations on this recipe are many, but I have fallen in love with these individual packets of chocolate peanut butter which could be substituted for regular peanut butter. My problem with Nutella is the way it goes rancid before I can use it all. Problem solved with these little cups. Also, I happen to think it tastes better. Be advised the calories will be a little higher if substituted for peanut butter but the chocolate flavor is more pronounced.
I like Muddy Buddies best when cold, so I keep them in the freezer in pre-measured portions. But actually, none of the ingredients require refrigeration so it’s a great snack to carry camping, traveling, or in a lunch box.
Compare the statistics for a serving size of 1/3 cup: (I know, who eats just 1/3 cup?! That’s what Yummy Chow calls a serving. But even the stats for a double serving of Guilt-Free Muddy Buddies isn’t bad at all.)
Yummy Chow sold by Palmer’s Candies
- Calories: 130
- Fiber: less than1 gram
- Sugar: 16 grams
Guilt-Free Muddy Buddies
- Calories: 57
- Fiber: 4 grams
- Sugar: 4 grams
- 1-1/3 cup Chocolate Fiber One squares
- 2 teaspoons peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
- Place cereal into a small bowl. Drop peanut butter over the top.
- Microwave for 30 seconds to soften peanut butter and warm cereal. Stir a bit to distribute peanut butter but don’t fuss with it too much.
- Place powdered sugar into a bag. Pour warm cereal into bag and shake to coat cereal with powdered sugar.