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Fabulous, light, easy treats! January 28, 2010

Filed under: Recipes — Detra @ 7:32 pm

This is one of my FAVORITE little treats.  They are so good and so easy to make!  They are cereal treats for grown ups (and kids that will eat dried cherries).  I clipped this out of a Cooking Light magazine a while back but was able to find it online HERE.  Since it is from Cooking Light, I don’t feel as guilty about eating them!!  Let me warn you, they are addicting – once you start eating them, it is SO hard to stop!


  • 1  cup  semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4  cup  white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2  cups  oven-toasted rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)
  • 3/4  cup  dried cherries (I had a coupon I found in a magazine for Craisins {dried cranberries}so last night when I made these I used cherry flavored Craisins – hubby liked them even better)
  • 1/3  cup  slivered almonds (I will usually put in a little more than this)
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla


Cover a large baking sheet with wax paper.

Place semisweet and white 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.


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