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Friday, February 27 2015
Chocolate Cherry Chews

Chocolate Cherry Chews

½ Cup butter- softened

½ Cup sucanat

¼ Cup sucanat with honey

1 Egg

1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

¾ Cup soft pastry flour

¼ Cup cocoa, preferably Dutch processed

½ Teaspoon baking powder

¼ Heaping teaspoon ground mace

Dash salt

1 ½ Cups old-fashioned oats

½ Cup dark chocolate chips

½ Cup dried cherries- chopped finely

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Lightly coat two baking sheets with non-stick spray.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sucanat until light and fluffy.  Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.  Add the flour, cocoa, baking powder, mace, and salt.  Beat until smooth.  Stir the oats, chocolate chips, and cherries into the dough by hand.  Mixture will be very stiff.

Using about 1 tablespoon of dough, drop cookies onto prepared baking sheets about an inch apart.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until the tops appear dry but not browned.  Remove to a wire rack and cool completely.  Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 25 cookies.

Recipe can also be found here:

Posted by: Annette Reeder AT 10:35 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, February 20 2015
No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

Shaklee Instant Soy Protein or Energizing Cocoa Protein work well for this recipe.

2⁄3 Cup protein powder

1 Cup quick oats                                              

1 ½ Cups nutty flax cereal

¾ Cup honey

1 Cup natural peanut butter

2 ½ Teaspoons vanilla

2⁄3 Cup chocolate chips

Combine oats, protein, and cereal in large bowl and set aside. Bring honey to a boil on stove top. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Immediately add honey mixture to dry mixture until well mixed. 

Stir in chocolate chips and press into 8” x 8” pan. Refrigerate 20-25 minutes until firm.

Makes 12 bars.

Recipe can also be found here:

Posted by: Carey Bell AT 09:49 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, February 13 2015
Loaded Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Loaded Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

¼ Cup butter- softened

¾ Cup sucanat with honey

1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ Teaspoon baking soda

1/8 Teaspoon salt

1 Egg

1 Teaspoon vanilla

¾ Cup soft white pastry flour

¾ Cup old-fashioned oats

¼ Cup freshly ground flax seed

¼ Cup wheat germ

½ Cup dark chocolate chips

¼ Cup dried cranberries, raisins, or chopped dried cherries

¼ Cup chopped walnuts- toasted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.  Add sucanat, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.  Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.  Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.  Beat in flour.  Stir in old-fashioned oats, ground flax seed, wheat germ, chocolate, cranberries, and walnuts (dough will be a little crumbly).

Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until tops are lightly browned.  Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute.  Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool. 

Makes about 30 cookies.

Recipe can also be found here:

Posted by: Carey Bell AT 10:19 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, February 09 2015
Kid's Energy Bars

Kids’ Energy Bars

Perfect snack or light lunch

1 Cup natural peanut butter

2/3 Cup honey

2 Cups nutty flax cereal

2/3 Cup chocolate soy protein

Chocolate chips

Melt peanut butter with honey on the stove. Remove from heat. Stir in cereal and soy protein. Spread into 9 x 9” buttered pan.

Top this with melted chocolate chips.  Refrigerate until firm.

Makes 24 bars.

Recipe can also be found here:

Posted by: Carey Bell AT 02:40 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
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