Chocolate Peanut Butter Haystacks
Total TimePrep: 5 min. + standing
- 1 milk chocolate candy bar (1.55 ounces), broken into pieces
- 1/4 cup reduced-fat peanut butter
- 1 cup Fiber One bran cereal
- 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.
Editor's NoteThis recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Jun 3, 2019
I used to make this same snack using chow mein noodles instead of cereal, but lately whenever I buy chow mein noodles they are rancid. Doesn't matter whether they're in a can or a bag - always rancid. Maybe the makers of these things might take a hint and use different oils or whatever they use to make them, but don't count on any changes because those companies tend to use the cheapest of ingredients. I will try the bran flakes.
Aug 18, 2014
love the dessert
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.
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.