I call them Chocolate Covered Cardboard so I won't be tempted to eat more than two of them a day!
Because they need to be chilled to set, I used a couple of layers of waxed paper on top of each other. I was trying to imagine a limited space in an RV refrigerator! After they were set I put half in a tightly closed container well out of sight, and the rest in a container in the kitchen fridge. In the past they would have been left out in plain sight and I would have been eating them without thinking about it!
Each cluster has 70 Calories, 18 grams Carbs, and 3 grams of Fiber. OR a big SIX grams of fiber in two for only 140 Calories. Basically the fiber gives this an excellent low Glycemic Load ratio.
They are also very SATISFYING. Two pieces will give you a full tummy feeling and the chocolate feels like a little indulgence.
12 oz. package chocolate chips.
1/2 cup reduced fat peanut butter
3 3/4 cups (1 pouch) Fiber One cereal
- Put a waxed paper sheet onto a baking tray that will fit into your fridge. Keep the roll out.
- Melt peanut butter and chocolate chips in a large bowl in the microwave (a couple of minutes) stir after 30-45 seconds, then every 15 until it is melted and smooth.
- Stir in Fiber One, and drop by rounded teaspoons onto waxed paper.
- Chill until set.
Safeway also has a cheaper version of this cereal. It is called Fiber Active, but looks and tastes just about the same. Like cardboard! But think of the fiber.
I have also found Fiber One to be a great base for an evening snack. When I make a strawberry shortcake for Craig, I make mine with a cereal base instead of the Hostess cake I grew up with. Then I put a splash of Orange juice on the cereal to soften it a bit, and top it with Strawberries and Kool Whip (Free.)
I admit I haven't read the label on that stuff yet. It will probably kill me, but I will die looking like I ate whipped cream!
I'm really getting into this and am feeling GREAT!