Nutty Candy

Nutty Candy

How about a tasty under 100-calorie candy treat to please the palate? This Recipe Makeover shows you how!

Per serving: 62 calories, 2.3g fat and 2.1g sugars.

Saves: 41 calories, 0.5g fat and 8.1 sugars.


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Serves: 14 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Extra Time: 30 mins
(for refrigeration)

Yield: 14 x approx. 1-1/2 oz servings

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About this Recipe Makeover

Nutty Candy cuts the calories below 100 by replacing regular peanut butter with reduced fat, regular maple syrup with sugar-free, regular milk powder with instant, and granulated sugar with Splenda® granular.

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  • 2 Tbsp chunky reduced-fat peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup Splenda┬« granular
  • 2/3 cup instant nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz) unsalted dry-roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp chunky peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup regular nonfat dry milk
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz) salted peanuts, chopped


In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter, maple syrup, Splenda, and dry milk powder. Stir in oats and peanuts.

Place waxed paper on a cookie sheet. Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls to form 14 treats. (You could use a cookie scoop. Be sure to spray your scoop or teaspoons with non-stick spray before starting, to keep candy from sticking.)

Refrigerate for 20 minutes, and then roll the candy in your hands to give a smooth surface and shape the candy into balls. Place back into the refrigerator for 5 to 10 minutes. Cover and refrigerate any leftovers.

Thanks to Recipe and photo courtesy of Aimee's Adventures