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    Default hm snack ideas ?

    ok, rather than complain about prepackaged foods (sorry about that!), i'd like to try to be resourceful and share/see what ya'll have to share.

    what snacky foods do you make at home that you crave?
    (think stuff like chips, candies, etc.)

    One thing I crave "once a month" is chocolate
    So I usually make brownies (only one batch, once it's gone, it's gone!) or a small choco cake (no icing, just sliced w/afternoon tea).
    however, I make this either from scratch or from a small mix I got on sale at the store.

    So, what snacky foods do you make / keep on hand for those "i need it!" moments?

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    I make no-bake cookies or chocolate muffins for those "gotta have chocolate" moments.

    I also LOVE the Granola Bar recipe posted a while back..the one w/ rice crispies & peanut butter. Soooo yummy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by perSue View Post
    small choco cake (no icing, just sliced w/afternoon tea).
    I love cake with no frosting. I actually prefer it. Sometimes people think I'm weird when I tell them that! Although I do have exceptions. I love any cake with whipped cream on it instead of frosting. And I love cream cheese frosting. It's buttercream frosting that I hate. Anytime I'm offered buttercream-frosted cake, I try to get a middle piece and then I scrape off all the frosting that I can. I don't mind homemade frosting or a light coating of the kind that come in the small tub when its a made at home cake.

    Guess I didn't really answer your question, sorry! It's just me and DH here so I don't make alot of snacky foods at home. The kind of stuff we mostly snack on is tortilla chips with or without salsa, popcorn, ice cream, fruit, raw veggies. For the amount we eat it costs less to buy it already-made (except the fruits, veggies and popcorn, even though I buy microwave popcorn)
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    popcorn -- plain with a little salt, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, drizzled with melted choc. chips, garlic powder, etc.

    Snickerdoodle cookies

    Chocolate chip cookies

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    mmm cookies are my FAVE... but I hate making them!
    I'm not patient enough to wait a short period of time just to ready another pan and pop it in and wait some more! lol

    So I rarely have cookies.
    (i cant stand store brand cookies!)
    But maybe once a year I'll make a batch of oven cookies... usually pb/choco chip.

    otherwise, i like my stove top "no bake" cookies too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by perSue View Post
    One thing I crave "once a month" is chocolate
    So I usually make brownies (only one batch, once it's gone, it's gone!) or a small choco cake (no icing, just sliced w/afternoon tea).
    however, I make this either from scratch or from a small mix I got on sale at the store.
    Once a month??? lol. Wow I think I crave chocolate almost daily!! Probably why I still have this baby weight....

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    I make this a lot. Just take like a cup or two of peanut butter and melt in pan, pour a little maple syrup just to your taste,(make sure the pp is melted first) pour in some cereal like cherrios and mix. You could add whatever though. Sunflower seeds or raisins.

    Put in a pan in the fridge until firm. Grab or cut as needed. :p

    It is a good protein breakfast on the run or just a snack.

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    Thanks for the pb and cheerio recipe

    Here is one for a Big Cookie (like American Cookie Company). I just this evening made it in a 10x13 pan and made it into cookie bars. I also am too lazy to wait for each batch of cookies to cook lol

    Big Cookie
    1 cake Mix
    1/2 cup oil
    2 tbsp water
    2 eggs

    Mix these ingredients.

    Add 1/2 bag chocolate chips.

    Press on to a greased pizza pan or into a pan to make bars.

    Cook at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Palooka View Post
    I make this a lot. Just take like a cup or two of peanut butter and melt in pan, pour a little maple syrup just to your taste,(make sure the pp is melted first) pour in some cereal like cherrios and mix. You could add whatever though. Sunflower seeds or raisins.

    Put in a pan in the fridge until firm. Grab or cut as needed. :p

    It is a good protein breakfast on the run or just a snack.
    ooohhh, I need a quick grab and go breakfast for the kids (I am NOT a morning person and homemade breakfasts are rare here!!!). Granola bars and such usually have so much sugar in them....but this I wouldn't feel guilty about (especially because we use Adam's PB - no added sugar)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamauk View Post
    ooohhh, I need a quick grab and go breakfast for the kids (I am NOT a morning person and homemade breakfasts are rare here!!!). Granola bars and such usually have so much sugar in them....but this I wouldn't feel guilty about (especially because we use Adam's PB - no added sugar)
    Lol, not a morning person here ever and never will be.lol

    I really got hooked on Fiber One bars and sorta got sick of them. Big bucks. I always go back to this. The peanut butter is the most expensive item in this, but it is really good if your family is a pp fan. If you count the cost of those good tasting bars that people grab, I am sure this will get you more for the dollars and way healthier.

    Natural PP is the best.

    Ever try Almond butter or soy? Almond is really high though. Just good omega 3's.

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