Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Pear Snack Bites

DFTSI Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Pear Bites_6428Sometimes you just need something sweet and crunchy. It’s tempting to reach for something pre-packaged that’s easy and tasty but makes you feel guilty right after you put it in your mouth.  Not these.  They are crunchy and satisfying while also being high in nutrition Get your snack fix with this easy to prepare treat that you can feel good about.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Servings:  2
Ingredients: 4
Calories: 200/serving

Ingredients

1 medium pear
4 Tablespoons  PB2 (Powdered Peanut Butter)
2 Tablespoons water
2 Tablespoons mini chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons shredded coconut (I like it toasted)

Preparation

In a small bowl, mix PB2 with 2 Tablespoons of water.

Slice the pear into 8 -10 wedeges

Spread peanut butter mixture thinly onto pear wedges and place on either a serving platter or 2 individual salad plates.

Sprinkle with coconut and chocolate chips. Enjoy!

 

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Apricots with Basil, Goat Cheese, & Almonds

apricots-cheese-su-xIngredients

4 ounces fresh goat cheese such as Laura Chenel, at room temperature

About 2 tsp. milk

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil

40 dried apricots

40 almonds, preferably Marcona 

2 teaspoons honey

Preparation

1. Mix together cheese, 2 tsp. milk, and basil with a wooden spoon until spreadable. Thin with more milk if necessary.

2. Spread a heaping 1/4 tsp. cheese on each apricot and top each with an almond. Drizzle with honey.

Psst!  You can make this healthy appetizer up to one day ahead.  Refrigerate and then bring to room temperature (30-60 minutes before serving). Drizzle with honey  just before serving.

Coco-Banana Bon Bons

I love chocolate covered bananas when I go to the local fair or Disneyland.  Here's my version of this sweet and salty treat.

I love chocolate covered bananas when I go to the local fair or Disneyland. Here’s my version of this sweet and salty treat.

Coco-Banana Bon Bons

Ingredients:
12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup toasted and chopped almonds, walnuts, pistachios or pecans
2 bananas
Directions: Continue reading

Guilt-Free Cookies

simple, healthy and satisfying

simple, healthy and satisfying

Guilt-Free Cookies

 

Slice an apple into 1/8 inch discs ( I like Granny Smith)
Spread thinly with creamy peanut butter or almond butter
Drop 4-5 chocolate chips on each apple slice
Add 3-4 raisins on each
Sprinkle with shaved or shredded coconut
Optional (add finely chopped walnuts)

Enjoy this guilt-free little slice of heaven!

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