Recipe by JanuaryBride
These are simply amazing, easy, look fancy, are PACKED with fiber and there's no baking needed! Just a few minutes of stove-top prep and youï¿½re on your way to a fabulous cookie. Any type of nuts and fruit will work in this recipe, so have fun using whatever is in your pantry - I also always throw in a tablespoon of flax seed for good measure! Fiber One Honey Clusters cereal is a super high fiber cereal with flakes and clusters, so feel free to sub out any similar cereal you like (Honey Bunches of Oats would be perfect - I have even just done a combo of All Bran and Good Friends with great results). From eatbetteramerica. UPDATE: This morning I made just a half the recipe and simply pressed the mixture into a parchment lined 8x8 pan and it worked perfectly - just cut them into squares with a pizza cutter (dipping in water prior to each cut) after 30 minutes.
Top Review by Lalaloula
I quartered the recipe (resulting in 5 cookies) and now wish I hadnt, because these are so yummy and disappear quickly! :)
I made a couple of changes due to what I had in the pantry but kept the essence of this delightful recipe: In place of the honey clusters cereal I used a mix of oats, coconut, flax seeds and bran shreddies. Instead of cashews I added walnuts. Following your lead I also used a sugar-free syrup.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this winner with us, JB! I was especially grateful for the hint of using the quarter cup to form these. So easy! :)
Made and reviewed for Veggie Swap #42 January 2012.
- 4 cups Fiber One Honey Clusters cereal
- 1 cup chopped dried cranberries (I use dried tart cherries)
- 1⁄2 cup roasted unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1⁄3 cup cashew pieces
- 3⁄4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup corn syrup (I used a lite version with great results)
- 1⁄4 cup peanut butter (I use crunchy, but the original recipe calls for creamy)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Directions See How It's Made
- In large bowl, mix cereal, cranberries, sunflower nuts and cashews.
- In 2-quart saucepan, mix brown sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.
- Pour syrup over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Drop mixture by scant 1/4 cupfuls onto waxed paper. NOTE: I actually coated my 1/4 cup measuring cup with cooking spray and pressed the mixture into the cup making perfect little cookies with ease.
- Cool completely, about 30 minutes.