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Let me introduce you to "Chocolate Crackle". This stuff is seriously yummy and fun. My inspiration was the new Skinny Cow candy that I saw in the drugstore.
Skinny candy? Is that possible? My research, which included looking at the box for about three minutes, concluded that this was not Skinny candy - but really a good portion size for regular candy.
At 120 calories (4 PointsPlus), these guys are still junk food but I will say that they are a better choice than a Snickers for 280 calories. Of course, it isn't as large a Snicker's bar - so watch out if you want to eat two!
My "Chocolate Crack" - ooops - I mean "Chocolate Crackle" is only 87 calories per candy. I didn't include caramel or peanuts, but you could easily add nuts to the recipe if you wanted. The dried cherries will have to take the place of caramel here.
These are fun to make and incorporate no sugar added cereal to give "bulk" to the chocolate. The idea here is you get a satisfying CRUNCH with your dessert.
I used coconut oil because it imparts sweetness to the overall recipe and I was looking to keep the added sugar to a minimum. The New York Times featured an article on coconut oil entitled Once ... Continue
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