It's nearly impossible to stay true to a healthy diet this time of year. Not only are the number of occasions and events at which we're tempted increased, but the culinary fare offered at each and every one of these events is typically laden with fat and sugar. And I'm as guilty as the rest in my own holiday cooking. My family teases me about having a refrigerator drawer set aside strictly for Philadelphia Cream Cheese from Thanksgiving through Christmas, and I'm known to buy chocolate chips in bulk at this time of year.
I stumbled upon this recipe for a sweet treat that uses Shredded Wheat as its base. While I realize that it still is heavy with sugar and fat, at least it incorporates a whole grain. Good enough for me.
This recipe is from the Feb/March 2007 issue of Taste Of Home Magazine.
Chocolate Wheat Cereal Snacks
6 cups frosted bite-size Shredded Wheat
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (original recipe called for milk chocolate chips)
1/4 creamy peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
Place cereal in a large bowl; set aside. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Pour over cereal and stir gently to coat. Let stand for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and toss to coat. Cool completely and store in an air-tight container.