Your kids think about that, too. Make these with them and you can both satisfy your chocolate jones without breaking your waistlines.
The crunchy texture of the noodles and the saltiness of the peanuts can make these truly addictive, but make these a reward for getting homework done or household chores finished and you'll find smooth sailing.
And, yes, you can reward yourself, too. Being the boss is hard work!
Next up, we dish out a little peace, love and yumminess ...
Serious Hippie Food
OK, so they're actually called Almond Butter-Wheat Germ Sticks, but get halfway through making these with your kids and you'll start hearing "Incense and Peppermints" and wanting to really look at your hands, man.
Unlike most snacks that are this darned healthy, though, these actually taste good. Your kids will never suspect that they're getting one of the healthiest sources of fiber around combined with healthy fats that will keep their coats shiny and their eyes bright.
What, your kids don't have coats? Don't they get cold at the bus stop? What kind of a parent are you, anyway?
Hopefully, you're the kind who would make our next and final after-school treat ...
Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches
Sure, you can toddle on down to the megamart and buy a box of ice cream sandwiches anytime.
You can even, for a few extra coins, buy cookie sandwiches. But take one rainy weekend afternoon and make a few dozen of these puppies and your place in the pantheon of Really Cool Parents will be guaranteed, at least until you have to ground one of the rugrats for stealing your car or some similar mayhem.
And look at the cookie recipe. This just might be the healthiest danged chocolate chip cookie you've ever made. The best part is that the kids won't mind that part of the equation at all.
Now the snacks are covered! All you have left to do is ... well, everything else. Good luck.
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