My Chief Yummy – Wholesome Munchies, Chocolate Crunchers | Recipes

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Now that school is back to business, most of the kids come home after school looking for snacks to keep until dinner. Here are two suggestions to satisfy that hunger: healthy nibbles and chocolate crunchers.

Both are great for snacking while sitting in front of the TV. They are also good for packing school meals.

The Chocolate Cruncher are tough but also crispy because they contain corn flakes, nuts, coconut, oatmeal and chocolate chips. The Healthy Munchies contain a combination of nutritious ingredients and are delicious, so your kids are sure to love them. But you will find that you enjoy them as much as the kids do!

HEALTHY MUNCHIES

1 1/2 cups miniature pretzels with yogurt coating

1 cup honeycomb granola

1 (0.06-ounce) packet of freeze-dried strawberries

1 packet of fruit snacks (from a box of your favorite brand)

1 pack (5-ounce) of your favorite student mix

Mix all of the above in a medium bowl. Put all the leftovers in a ziploc bag.

CHOCOLATE CRUNCHER

1 normal box of German Chocolate or Devil’s Food cake mix

1 cup butter or margarine, soft

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup of coconut

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 cup of crushed corn flakes or other cereal flakes

1 cup of oatmeal

1 (6-ounce) packet (or 1 cup) of semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 tablespoons of sugar (to coat the glass)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, butter or margarine, eggs, and vanilla; mix well.

Add coconut, walnuts, corn flakes, oatmeal, and chocolate chips; mix well.

Using rounded teaspoons, let the batter fall 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Press flat with a glass dipped in sugar.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from the baking sheets. Makes 4-5 dozen cookies.

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