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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Chocolate Covered Cardboard

I found this recipe for these on the back of the Fiber One Box!


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.  


Recipe:
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!



7 comments:

  1. I was at a stand still with my weight loss and so I cut out all processed cereal except for a Pumpkin Flax granola and I started losing weight again.

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  2. Try this: Take about 1/2 to 3/4 cup of Fiber One and blitz it in a blender or food processor until it's crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk an egg white until frothy. Dip 2 boneless chicken breasts in the egg white, and then dredge in the Fiber One crumbs. Bake in a 400˚ oven about 20 minutes or until chicken is done. Low fat, low cal, high fiber, and tasty. I use lemon juice to add flavor when I eat it; Don uses malt vinegar. You could also try with boneless pork chops.

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  3. that's one way to get your chocolate fix!!

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  4. Wrong cereal - I was thinking of All-Bran. Fiber One would be a bit sweet!

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  5. Interesting...I make something like this with Chex and it's really good but never thought about using Fiber One. Cardboard, huh?!?!?

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  6. Hi Merikay, There is a phone app & website called Lose it! that is amazing for tracking your calories, fat, sodium, fiber, protein, etc. It's free. If you have a smartphone you can scan items too. I found out about it when reading a review on Amazon about Special K with protein cereal (which is great for losing weight, lots of fiber plus protein). Sorry about the anonymous tag. I don't have a blog yet & didn't understand the other choices to post here. Vicki D.

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  7. Good for you Merikay! Keep posting...maybe you'll get me motivated to make some much needed changes.

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