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    (Slightly) Less-Guilty Muddy Buddies

    Let’s face it, during the holidays we all cheat and eat totally sugary foods. And chocolate sweets are absolutely my favorite way to cheat. Not that I feel that guilty honestly anyway, but this recipe is a (slightly) less-guilty version of a childhood classic, muddy buddies! For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about (or who call these another name), this snack is a delicious combination of chocolate, peanut butter, cereal, and sugar. Sounds healthy right? Well, maybe not. But, I promise these things are delicious and totally addictive. Ingredients:  9 C of whole grain “chex” – I use barbara’s brand because they are lower in sugar…

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    Peanut Butter Cookies

    These need no introduction- peanut butter and sugar, you can’t go wrong. These are easy and quick and the dough tastes amazing raw (though you might get salmonella from the raw eggs, but I like to live dangerously). Made these for a lab-mate’s birthday. The carry well and taste good even after a day or two. Ingredients: 1/2 C butter 1/2 C white sugar 1/2 C creamy peanut butter (I use organic, so its not very sweet. If you use generic, reduce the sugar) 1 egg 1 t vanilla 1 1/3 C flour 1 t baking soda extra white sugar on top Recipe:  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees…

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    PB & Chocolate Popcorn

    I saw a recipe for Poppy Chow on Tasty Kitchen, and thought it would be a fun snack to bring to my book club. It’s super easy to make and completely addicting to eat! Ingredients: 1 Bag of unbuttered popcorn 1/4 C peanut butter 6 ounces of bittersweet chocolate 1/2 C salted peanuts 1/4 C powdered sugar 1/4 C butter 1 T vanilla Recipe: 1. Pop one bag of popcorn in the microwave (bag directions) and remove all unpopped kernels! 2. Melt butter and chocolate in a double broiler. When thoroughly melted, add in peanut butter and vanilla and mix completely. 3. Mix popcorn, chocolate mixture, and peanuts in a…

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