Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks Recipe

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"No one can resist the combination of chocolate and peanut butter in these sweet snacks! They really cure any urge for crunchy foods, too," confirms Laurie Mounce from Houston, Texas. "Plus, they offer fiber and protein."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 milk chocolate candy bar (1.55 ounces), broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 1 cup Fiber One bran cereal

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 90 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 92mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the candy bar and peanut butter. Microwave at 50% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at 50% power 10-15 seconds longer or until candy is melted; stir until smooth. Stir in cereal until evenly coated. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand until set, about 20 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks in Light & Tasty April/May 2005, p17

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mason1 User ID: 2837758 55009
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"love the dessert"

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 84721
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"I have made these a number of times for my parents who are watching their weight. It is a great, quick and easy recipe that you don't have to feel guilty about eating! Plus, the fiber cereal makes them a hearty snack that will prevent over eating them. The chocolate and peanut butter-- who doesn't love that great combo! I do not use a reduced fat peanut butter. I have also added nuts to these treats."

lovinbug22 User ID: 4488131 116084
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2011

"These are yummy, a little too much peanut butter for me, though!:) I added some wheat germ and used dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate for a healthy improvement."

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