Desserts: Cold Desserts: 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.

Author: Recipe and photo courtesy of Aimee's Adventures
Date: December 18, 2012

Serves: 14 person(s)
Yield: 14 x approx. 1-1/2 oz servings

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 0 mins
Extra Time: 30 mins (for refrigeration)

Ingredients:

    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 SplendaŽ granular.
  Recipe Makeover

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

  Traditional Recipe

    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

Directions:

    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.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

MakeoverTraditional
Calories:62 cals103 cals
Kilojoules:261 kJ425 kJ
Fat2.3 g2.8 g
Carbohydrates8.5 g15.2 g
Protein3.2 g4.2 g
Cholesterol0.6 mg1.0 mg
Sodium49 mg61 mg
Saturated Fat0.4 g0.5 g
Fiber0.9 g0.9 g
Calcium43.0 mg79.0 mg
Total Sugars2.1 g10.2 g

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