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Check out the recipes for our dozen winners of the 2011 cookie contest and read the story: Treated to Tradition.
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Chocolate Fruit n Nut Crisps( Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun / December 6, 2011 )
Chocolate Fruit n Nut Crisps
Submitted by: Ginny Bell, Arnold
Last Christmas, when Ginny Bell was gathering ingredients make her usual cookies with Rice Krispies and dried fruits and nuts, her 6-year-old grandson said, Ginny, why cant we just use the cereal that says Fruit n Nuts [on the box]? Before she could answer him he said, That would be quicker! And sure enough, he was right. They were a big hit at her annual cookie exchange. They are quick and easy and almost healthy, made with dark chocolate and whole grain cereal with dried fruit.
1 12-ounce package Hersheys Special Dark Chocolate Chips
1/2 box of Trader Joess High Fiber Fruit n Nut Multi Grain Medley cereal
Melt chocolate chips in microwave on high power for 2 1/2 minutes. When fully melted, quickly stir in cereal to combine. Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto baking sheet lined with wax paper. Chill in refrigerator 1 hour or freeze for later.
Suggested optional add ins: dried Bing cherries, dried apricots (chopped), mini marshmallows, nuts.