Five-minute Fiber One Haystacks (vegan)

Saturday’s run: 3 miles; Sunday’s run: an easy 2 mile leg-stretcher; Monday’s run: none (oh the shame!); today’s run: 3 miles.

I am totally behind on this blog thing already, and it’s only a week in! Argh. The girls and I went to visit some cousins this weekend, leaving hubs home for a much-deserved, much-needed weekend alone. The relatives we went to see do not have home internet access (gasp!) so I couldn’t write from there, then yesterday was busy with work, teaching, and jury duty (HA!).

Plus I somehow lost the memory card to our camera – shocker, considering it’s small and we have two inquisitive little girls, wonder what happened? – so there are no pictures to accompany this post. Sorry! Anyways, even without pictures, you should try this recipe because it is easy, fast, and tasty.

serves: a few

2 generous tablespoons vegan chips (I use chocolate chips or a combo of chocolate and butterscotch chips – see note below)

1/2 to 1 tablespoon peanut butter

1 1/4 cup Fiber One cereal (original) (use more or less depending on what texture you want)

Melt the chips in a bowl. I use the microwave. When they’re almost all melted, take them out and add the peanut butter; stir ’til smooth. Stir in the cereal until it is coated with the chocolate-peanut-butter goodness. Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and let sit until set, or just eat directly out of the bowl (yup, I’ve done that).

These are seriously tasty, and a good quick-fix when you want something sweet and crunchy and somewhat decadent, but you don’t have the time or inclination to actually cook.

NOTE re: vegan butterscotch chips: Yes, I know this blog is supposed to use easy-to-find vegan ingredients. I assure you, though, that vegan butterscotch chips ARE easy-to-find, at least here in the rural south! Our local Food Lion, which is one of the southeast-chain grocery stores, carries store-brand butterscotch chips that are vegan! So if I, stuck in the middle of the land of BBQ and huntin’, can find vegan butterscotch chips, you probably can too! If you can’t, or you just don’t like them, use all chocolate chips, or whatever you have.


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