Sweet and Salty No‐Bake Clusters

Sweet and Salty No‐Bake Clusters
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Sweet and Salty No‐Bake Clusters
Kristina Vanni

Sweet and Salty No‐Bake Clusters

Add whole grains to an easy dessert recipe that’s sure to please the whole family. This sugary treat is similar to Southern dessert staple pralines. Recipe courtesy of Honey Bunches of Oats.

24
Servings
132
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Nutritional Facts (per serving)- 120 Calories; 50 Calories from Fat; 6g Total Fat (9%); 2g Saturated Fat (10%); 0g Trans Fat; 5mg Cholesterol (2%); 95mg Sodium (4%); 16g Total Carbohydrate (5%); 1g Dietary Fiber (4%); 10g Sugars; 3g Protein.

Vitamin A 2%

Vitamin C 0%

Calcium 0%

Iron 8%

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ¼ Cup butter
  • ¼ Cup milk
  • 1½ Cup Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Grain Vanilla Bunches cereal
  • ½ Cup reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ Cup peanuts
  • 1 Cup pretzels

Directions

In a heavy saucepan, bring the sugar, cocoa, butter, and milk to a boil. Let boil for 1 minute then add the cereal, peanut butter, vanilla, peanuts, and pretzels. Scoop 2 tablespoons of mixture at a time and drop on baking sheet coated with waxed paper.

Place the sheet in the refrigerator until the clusters are cooled and hardened. When ready, gently pull the clusters off of waxed paper. Store the clusters in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Sugar
3g
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
66µg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
6mg
1%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
55µg
14%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
42mg
6%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
62mg
4%
Water
1g
0%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Salt Shopping Tip

Salt enhances food by adding depth and accentuating existing flavors. Be sure to have a couple types in your cupboards. Regular iodized salt for the table is typical; sea salt is also a great investment.

Salt Cooking Tip

Bland food is never good. Be sure to season every layer of your food while cooking.