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Peanut Clusters

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Peanut clusters are quick, easy and healthy! Mix melted peanut butter and honey with dry roasted peanuts, raisins, cocoa powder, artificial sweetener and Grape Nuts cereal.

Don't worry about nuts! One study showed that those who ate nuts five or more times a week (almonds, cashews, pistachios, walnuts or peanuts) were half as likely to have a heart attack or suffer from heart disease as people who rarely or never at nuts.

Peanut Clusters

Recipe Ingredients

1/3 cup of peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup of dry roasted peanuts
1/2 cup of raisins
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 packet of sugar substitute
1/4 cup of Grape Nuts cereal

Recipe Instructions

Melt peanut butter and honey. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients except cereal.

Roll rounded teaspoon of mixture into cereal to form balls. Chill and serve.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 12 servings
Serving Size: 1 cluster
Calories per cluster: 90

Exchanges:  1 Fruit, 1 Fat

Bonus Recipe: Smunchies

Smunchie Snack

2 graham crackers
Sugar-free chocolate pudding
Sliced bananas

Spread one graham cracker with sugar-free chocolate pudding that has been made up. Top with thinly sliced banana. Place other graham cracker on top, top with more thinly slices of banana. Put another graham cracker on top. Wrap and freeze. (Will be "gooey" when thawed). Recipe makes one serving.

Note: When making, be sure to break each long graham cracker in half.

Dietary Exchanges: 1 Starch