High Fiber Haystack Cookies + a garden update!

Sometimes you want the chocolate dessert without the guilt. Or to eat 2 or 3 without breaking the calorie bank.

When I saw these fun, simple cookies on Faith’s blog they reminded me of Estela’s High-Fiber Marshmallow treats which she made the other day, and I’ve made in the past. I figured another dessert made with Fiber One was a safe, healthier option for dessert.

…Correct!

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High Fiber Haystack Cookies from An Edible Mosaic

10 oz semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup dry roasted peanuts
2 cups Fiber One cereal

Directions:

Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together in a microwave or double boiler. Stir in peanuts and cereal. Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate to set. Yield: 21 cookies.

Nutrition Information (per cookie): 89 calories; 5 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 33 mg. sodium; 13.7 g. carbohydrate; 2.3 g. fiber; 0.8 g. protein

Result: A crunchy, chocolate treat…and very rich! If you melt the chocolate in the microwave and use parchment paper-lined cookie sheets, this is quite possibly the easiest, no-fuss dessert to make. Have 3 ingredients and 5 minutes…you’re done! Enjoy!

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And a quick garden update!

Most everything has sprouted and has been moved to a sunny area on our dining room table — the formal one, not the one we use every day. 😀

…and the zucchini is growing like wild!

Class #1 of my second quarter went well last night. It’s a smaller, quieter bunch as far as I can tell. I’ll have to liven them up some 😀 Yesterday was also my last day at one of my dialysis clinics — I’m moving to a clinic with a larger patient population and a bit closer to home (1 hour vs. 1 hour and 10 minutes – ugh). It was hard to leave, I love those patients! 🙁 But I’m sure I’ll love the new ones just as much 🙂

Weigh-in tonight. I don’t have a good feeling about this one, gr!

Question: Have you ever had a dessert made with Fiber One or another whole grain, high-fiber cereal?

Be well,

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25 Comments

  1. March 29, 2011 / 6:58 am

    When I was little I used to love haystacks (made with dried chow mein noodles). I bet these are delicious! 🙂

  2. March 29, 2011 / 7:01 am

    I’m starting to google search a few cereal recipes. Mostly because I overdid the cereal sales over the last week or two- it seems I have cheerios coming out of everywhere…

  3. March 29, 2011 / 7:31 am

    I used to make those haystacks back in the day! Mmm…might have to bring those babies back!

    Hope your weigh-in went well, Nicole!

  4. March 29, 2011 / 8:36 am

    I am so jealous you have a garden. I don’t think I am going to be able to this year….bummer. Those treats look great. Did you add butterscotch chips to them?

  5. March 29, 2011 / 8:41 am

    I keep thinking about high protein haystacks with TVP! I have a feeling its the same stuff they refer to as “soy nuggets” in many protein bars so I don’t see why not. Need to get on that.

  6. March 29, 2011 / 8:45 am

    Look at that garden grow! Awesome 😀
    My gardening skills are limited to herbs… mainly sage because you really can’t get rid of that shit. (the bonus is I LIKE sage, so no complaints)

  7. March 29, 2011 / 10:07 am

    Mmm those look so super good! I have used cereal to make desserts before but I can’t think of them off the top of my head. I know it was something similar, like the cereal dipped in chocolate. REALLY yummy!

    Good luck with the weigh in tonight and thanks so much for voting for me! You can vote once a day if you want until april 3rd 😉 *hint hint* (Im shame-less I know)

  8. March 29, 2011 / 11:25 am

    well haystacks are one of my favorite dessert snacks and therefore this may be my favorites blogpost that I have read today! Hope you are having a great Tuesday.

  9. March 29, 2011 / 12:40 pm

    Wow, these cookies sounds so interesting and delightful!

  10. March 29, 2011 / 1:40 pm

    Great looking recipe, thanks! GOOD LUCK at weigh in!!! Hope you get a nice surprise!!

  11. March 29, 2011 / 4:27 pm

    High fiber treats, yum! I’ve only used fiber one type cereal as a crust in desserts. Another great use for them!

    Your garden is sprouting nicely. My broccoli, brussel sprouts and lettuce is about that big too. Its so exciting!

  12. March 29, 2011 / 5:15 pm

    I would love to have a garden, but I can’t make anything grow for the life of me! I tried growing lots of herbs last year, but I think all the lizzards in our yard ate them!

  13. March 29, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    Those haystacks look delicious. I’ve never made any desserts with cereal except Rice Krispys and Chex cereal but I might have to try these. Your garden looks gorgeous and I absolutely love zucchini and you are super lucky to have a fresh supply!

  14. March 30, 2011 / 8:29 am

    My grandma’s friend used to make something similar with almond bark around the holidays–I love the idea of using Fiber One too 🙂 Can’t waaaaait for all your beautiful garden produce. You did so great last yr!

  15. March 30, 2011 / 9:44 am

    I love this “cookie makeover”! and everytime I think about starting my garden, we have another frost warning! Crazy weather going on over here in NC!

  16. Carol Adams
    March 30, 2011 / 1:04 pm

    Wondering about the butterscotch morsels in the recipe?
    😉

  17. Lee-anne
    November 19, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Hi Nicole thank you for this recipe and posting the nutritional information but do you know the sugar nutritional value for these cookies so I can track it in my ww food diary thank you

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