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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Chocolate Almond Cherry Crisps

When I saw these on Me, Myself, and Pie I knew I had to try them! These are an easy (no bake) chocolaty treat that are full of flavor but won't wreck your diet. They satisfy any chocolate craving in a pinch. Rachel used a mix of semi-sweet and white chocolate chips, but since I love dark chocolate, I used semi-sweet and bittersweet. So good! You can try any different combos of chocolate, fruit and nuts.

Ingredients:
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups oven-toasted rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)
3/4 cup dried cherries
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
Cover a large baking sheet with wax paper.

Place semisweet and bittersweet chocolate chips in a medium glass bowl; microwave at HIGH 45 seconds. Stir, and microwave an additional 45 seconds or until almost melted. Stir until smooth. Add cereal and remaining ingredients; stir quickly to combine. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet; chill 1 hour or until firm.

Yield: 36
Calories per crisp: 68
Points per crisp: 1

Notes:
I only used 1 1/4 cups rice cereal because that was the serving size on the Rice Krispies box and therefore easier for me to calculate the WW points. However, I must have been way overzealous with my tablespoon measurements, because I ended up with only 24 crisps. This way, they worked out to 2 points each which is still fine by me!


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2 Comments:

Anonymous Kirby said...

These sound so good and easy, I'll be giving these babies a try!

October 12, 2010 at 5:31 PM  
Blogger -Kasey said...

OMG those look A-Mazing! I will for sure have to try this one!

October 12, 2010 at 6:00 PM  

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Chocolate Almond Cherry Crisps

When I saw these on Me, Myself, and Pie I knew I had to try them! These are an easy (no bake) chocolaty treat that are full of flavor but won't wreck your diet. They satisfy any chocolate craving in a pinch. Rachel used a mix of semi-sweet and white chocolate chips, but since I love dark chocolate, I used semi-sweet and bittersweet. So good! You can try any different combos of chocolate, fruit and nuts.

Ingredients:
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups oven-toasted rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)
3/4 cup dried cherries
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
Cover a large baking sheet with wax paper.

Place semisweet and bittersweet chocolate chips in a medium glass bowl; microwave at HIGH 45 seconds. Stir, and microwave an additional 45 seconds or until almost melted. Stir until smooth. Add cereal and remaining ingredients; stir quickly to combine. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet; chill 1 hour or until firm.

Yield: 36
Calories per crisp: 68
Points per crisp: 1

Notes:
I only used 1 1/4 cups rice cereal because that was the serving size on the Rice Krispies box and therefore easier for me to calculate the WW points. However, I must have been way overzealous with my tablespoon measurements, because I ended up with only 24 crisps. This way, they worked out to 2 points each which is still fine by me!


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