I am always sending for free samples of products. Some I end up liking and buying forever, some not so much. I honestly don’t even know why I sent for this peanut butter cereal sample. There is no way that I would ever be able to sit and eat an entire bowl of peanut butter anything. Don’t get me wrong, I like me my PB&J every now and then, but I’m not one of those peanut butter fanatics. Anyway…I received my sample and looked at it for a few days, trying to convince myself to pour milk over it and move on. Didn’t work. On to Plan B.
Plan B didn’t actually hit me until this morning as I reviewed the fridge to see what needed to be used up. And there they were. An entire carton of strawberries. Lightbulb!! So I proceeded to crush the cereal into little bits then grabbed a handful of chocolate chips and put them on the stove to melt. I washed the strawberries and patted them dry. After the chocolate had melted into an ooey gooey bath, I dipped those berries into the chocolate and then rolled them into the crushed cereal. Win!!!
I’m thinking that these would be great to help kids (or husbands) eat more fruit or would add some color to a childs birthday party table. The other strawberries I coated with some crushed cocoa covered almonds (thanks Aunt Carol!) and I have to admit…there’s one missing from the tray. 😛
Think of the possibilities…melted caramel with cocoa Rice Crispies, white chocolate with Count Chocula….orange slices, pears, apples….oh my! I love when it works out in the end with absolutely nothing wasted.
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