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Two Healthier Twists On Favorite Snacks

on March 30, 2012

When you ask any children to tell you some of their favorite snacks, chances are chocolate pudding or rice crispy treats will be on that list.  I must admit that both of these are still two of my guilty pleasures today.  Unfortunately the traditional versions are not only filled with lots of sugar but also with chemicals and harsh dyes.  That is why I am happy that I found these recipes that will not make you miss the original versions at all.  Enjoy!!

Chocolate Pudding

3 Avocados

6T Cocoa powder

¼ C Raw honey

1tsp. Vanilla

Sea salt

Preparation:

  1. Puree all except salt until smooth.
  2. Sprinkle with salt before serving.

Source:  http://www.wholeliving.com

Crispy Rice Treat Recipe

2 T Coconut oil

2 C Marshmallows ( I made my own honey marshmallows which work well for this recipe, however Whole Foods has a great organic variety of marshmallows that are made with agave and omit the harsh chemicals and corn syrup)

2.5 C Whole grain crispy rice cereal or your favorite healthier multi-grain cereal

1/2 C Raisins

1/2 C Chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, peanuts, etc.)

1/2 C Dark chocolate chips (I omitted these and they still tasted great!)

Preparation:

1. Spray non-stick spray on 8×8 inch. square pan.

2. Melt coconut oil in large saucepan over low heat and add marshmallows.  Stir constantly until melted.

3. Mix in cereal and remaining add-in ingredients.

4. Press into prepared pan.  Cool for 10 minutes and cut into squares. (Makes 12)

Adapted From: http://www.snack-girl.com/snack/healthy-bake-sale-treat/

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