Sandy's Kitchen: Crunchers

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Showing posts with label Crunchers. Show all posts
I am not sure if you guys are familiar with the candy called haystacks? It is commonly known in the South as a crunchy candy using chow mein noodles or pretzels, butterscotch morsels, peanuts, and peanut butter. They are delicious! I miss them but this fueling maker is a great substitute. If you would like them sweeter, add a packet of Stevia. Enjoy!


1 Optavia or Medifast Hot Cocoa or Brownie Mix (1 Fueling)
1 Optavia or Medifast Cinnamon Pretzel Sticks, crushed (1 Fueling)
3 tbsp water
2 tbsp PB2 (1 Optional Snack)
1 packet Stevia - optional (1 Condiment)

Crush the pretzels by opening one side of the bag and squeezing the bag to form crumbs. In a small bowl, combine hot cocoa or brownie mix with 3 tbsp of water to form a paste. Add 1 tbsp PB2 and Stevia; stir until combined. Add the crushed pretzels to the mixture and stir making sure the pretzels are evenly coated. Drop the haystacks on a piece of foil or plate forming 6 piles. Freeze for at least 30 minutes to an hour.

2 Servings with 
1 Fueling, 1/2 Condiment and 1/2 Snack per Serving

Cinnamon Blondies

1 packet of MF Cinnamon Pretzels (1 Fueling)
1 tablespoon eggbeaters
1/4 teaspoon baking powder (1/2 Condiment)
1 tablespoon water
1/8 tsp Cinnamon (1/4 Condiment)
1 packet Stevia (1 Condiment)

Pre-heat oven to 350.  Open the MF pretzels bag and break the pretzels into small pieces. I do this while the pretzels are still in the bag, just crunching them up by squeezing the bag. Opening the bag first is an important step -- unless you don't mind picking up pretzels pieces when the bag pops. *knowing nod*

Grind the broken pretzels into a powder. The fastest/easiest way is in a personal blender like the Magic Bullet or Bella Cucina. Or you can do this by hand with a mortar and pestle or a rolling pin (for the rolling pin option, place pretzels in a plastic bag and roll over the bag).

Add baking powder and mix thoroughly. I recommend a double-acting baking powder with aluminum -- these are the best baking powders for items that require a lot of mixing post addition of the baking powder.

Add Eggbeaters and mix thoroughly.

Add water and mix thoroughly. You'll end up with a "ball" of dough.

Baking dish prep: first, these instructions are for baking in a GLASS/PYREX baking dish. If you use a metal pan/cookie sheet, I am telling you that you will end up with "blondies" that are not cooked on the inside, but overcooked on the outside. Trust me, you don't want that. *second knowing nod* Use a glass/pyrex baking dish. Please.

Second, if you're mixing your dough with water, you don't need to spray the glass/pyrex baking dish with anything.

Using your hands, form the "dough ball" into a "brownie" square, approximately 1/2" thick and place in a glass/pyrex baking dish.

Bake at 350 (in your pre-heated oven for 15 minutes). Remove from oven and enjoy!

1 Serving with
1 Fueling and 1.75 Condiment

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