Favorite Snacks Subscription Boxes

Last set of food related subscription boxes. If you haven’t noticed already, I love food! These 3 are some of my newest subscriptions. The thing about not going to a physical store is, I buy a lot less snacks. It’s great, but, there are times I just want a snack. For some reason I struggle to find and add these when I’m ordering groceries, so…I decided to try out something a little different. These snack boxes are so much fun!

Munch Pak

This was the first snack box I tried, and it’s lots of fun! They have an assortment of snacks from all around the world, and an option to add on a soda – which is so much fun!

This is a monthly subscription, with 3 size options. 5, 10, and 20. I chose the 10 and that’s perfect for me. With the soda add on, it’s $30 a month for 10 snacks and a drink. So far, each box has had a variety of snacks, basically 2 each from 5 different countries. I enjoy trying new things and this box has been so much fun!

Get $5 off your first order with my link.

Universal Yums

This one is super fun! And I love how different it is from the other snack box. Universal Yums themes their boxes by country each month. This past month was Egypt and it was amazing! I had no idea that Egypt made so many tasty snacks.

They have 3 sizes 6, 12, and 20. I get the 12 and it’s just right. At $25 a month, I get a lot of fun snacks to enjoy. What’s really fun is it includes a little booklet of information about the country and about each snack. I always have so much fun reading about each snack before I eat it.

They also include this fun score card so I can jot down what I thought of a particular snack. And then, what’s super duper fun, if you really like something, you can purchase more from their “Yum Shop”. Pretty cool!

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Favorite Food Subscription Boxes

Food is super important. And, I love to cook! So, I’ve tried everything from subscription freezer meals (yuck!) to straight up vegetable subscription boxes.

First things first. There are no freezer meal / prepackaged meals on my list. I’ve tried several and didn’t like any of them.

I do have my favorite meal kits and some fruit, vegy, and meat boxes that I love.

1. Dinnerly

Dinnerly is the first meal kit that I tried. I got a free box from a friend and gave it a shot. Their advantage is that they are the cheapest I’ve been able to find. At around $40 a box for 6 meals (3 meals X 2 people) that’s about $6.50 per person per meal. It’s a tad less per meal if you’re ordering for 4 but with these meal kids I have found that a 4 person meal is way too much for us since the kids are still young. I feel like this gives me a couple of meals that I don’t have to plan myself and that’s always a relief.

The downside is that they don’t generally prep their ingredients. So, if you need grated carrots, they just send you a carrot and you grate it yourself. I’ve found this box to require more prep time than the other boxes I’ve tried. But, you get what you pay for, so if you’re wanting inexpensive without having to do the meal planning and shopping, this is the box for you.

Interested in trying this box? I do have some free codes to give out. Just DM me on my social media and I can generate a code for you.

2. Home Chef

This is my favorite meal subscription box. At $50 to $60 per box this one isn’t super cheap but it’s also not the most expensive out there. Once again, this is the cost for 6 meals (3 meals X 2 people) so you’re looking at $8.25 to $10 per person per meal.

Their meals come with many ingredients pre measured and pre prepped (carrots are already grated) and each meal is in it’s own bag so you know all the ingredients are there and you can’t mix them up. These meals are usually pretty quick to prep, they have a large selection to choose from each week, and they’re delicious. They use fresh ingredients so I feel like I’m cooking good, healthy food, but with a lot less effort.

Want to check it out for yourself? Use my referral code jennyf53 for $35 off.

3. Misfits Market

This is a weekly box of fruits and veggies. $22 plus shipping for 10 to 13 pounds of fruits and veggies for their small box. It’s plenty of food for my family. They do have a larger box if you want more, but honestly, everyone I know gets the small one. This is really a very inexpensive way to have fresh fruits and veggies arrive at your door every week.

There is an option to select your preferred foods (it’s not guaranteed, but I usually get what I request), you can add discounted organic products (like chocolate bars and hot sauce), and even though the products are seasonal, they have a large selection with lots of variety.

I love getting this box every week. It’s an easy way for me to make sure I’m serving lots of fruits and veggies to the kids!

Get 25% off your first box with code: COOKWME-PJ0UPY

4. Butcher Box

This is the newest food box that I’ve tried and after 2 shipments, I’m hooked! This is a meat box. It comes well packaged and frozen, so you can drop everything in the freezer or stick some in the fridge for eating soon.

They have 2 box options $129 for 8-11 lbs of meat or $238 for 16-22 lbs of meat. You can set your shipping frequency to every 2, 4, 6, or 8 weeks. And you can pause or extend out your delivery date by 2 weeks at a time. They also have additional items (like extra ground beef) that you can auto add every month, and special sales that you can add as they’re available. You can choose to have your box all beef, beef & pork, beef & chicken, or beef, chicken, & pork. I do the beef & pork because that’s the meats I prefer to cook with. And I get the 8 – 11 lb box every 8 weeks with an extra ground beef added on.

The meat I’ve gotten has been great quality and it’s so nice to have meat arriving on a schedule so I can plan my meals around what I’ll have and when. With this box and Misfits Market, I pretty much have all my essentials. If I could just find a box that ships milk products, I would be set!

I know you’re dying to know more about Butcher Box, so Check them out here. And see what tasty meats they have available!

Favorite Beverage Subscription Boxes

The beginning of this year, I had a couple of subscription boxes that I used. I really didn’t see the need for more. Then, with ordering everything from home, I find the convenience and predictability of subscription boxes for food items to be very handy. As I was preparing this list, I realized that I’ve added a LOT of subscription boxes this year. So, rather than list them all in one long list, I’m going to do a couple of posts and list out my favorite by category.

1. Sipsby

This was my very first subscription box. I used to go into Teavana whenever I visited the mall and try out a new tea every time I was there. So, when they closed I started looking around for an inexpensive way to try some new teas. I came across Sipsby and I’ve been super pleased.

It’s $15 for a monthly box of tea. They send 4 flavors every month. When you sign up, you fill out a flavor profile so you don’t get things that you don’t like. I kept my profile pretty broad so I can share with everyone in the family. The kids love herbal teas, especially if the have chamomile in them. We’ve discovered some new bedtime favorites this way. My husband loves chai. After Teavana closed – taking our favorite chai with them – I was struggling to figure out how to find a chai that we like without spending a fortune. We’ve found several through Sipsby. And I of course, love a good black or oolang, and this subscription has sent me some really tasty varieties of these.

After you try your teas, make sure you review them online. I make sure to tell them what I think so my teas get better every month. Every now and then they send one that’s truly awful (like cinnamon & licorice) but I’m usually very happy with all 4 of my teas. Best of all, if you really like something – remember, I’ve found some favorites this way – they have info on their website telling you where you can buy it and a coupon code to get a discount when you purchase. For a family who loves tea like mine, this box is awesome!

Want to check it out for yourself? Use my link to get $5 off your first box.

2. Atlas Coffee Club

Coffee is another love of mine. I started drinking it in college and then when kids came along, coffee is just a necessity. Seriously, when people were going crazy over TP in May, I checked my coffee stash, because if there was a run on coffee, I was in trouble!

Thankfully, I had already signed up for Atlas Coffee Club, so I wasn’t too worried. I actually tried out several coffee subscriptions and this is the only one I liked – so take it from me, this one is the best. You can choose ground or whole, between 1 and 6 bags of coffee per shipment, and a shipment frequency between 1 and 10 weeks. I set mine at 2 bags every 4 weeks and that seems about right for me. I’ve been known to pause, slow down, or speed up my subscription depending on the time of year and how much coffee I’m drinking or not drinking.

You fill out a flavor profile and they use that as a guideline when selecting coffees to send you. I’ve enjoyed the full flavors of all the coffees they’ve sent me so far, so I feel like they got my profile right. You can also review your coffees each month to help them send you more of what you like.

The price per bag goes down a bit depending on how many you’re getting per shipment. 2 bags is $28 + s/h but 3 bags is only $39 + s/h.

Use my link for $10 off your first box.

Just the Cheese – Review

*I received these cheese products free to review.

Just the Cheese is a Wisconsin company that makes and ships these delicious cheese snacks. Basically, they take cheese, bake it until it’s crunchy, and then package it up, and send it to you. Pretty amazing!

They sent me a box packed with all their flavors! And it was so much fun trying out different cheese snacks.

Flavors – They have 5 flavors available. Wisconsin Cheddar, White Cheddar, Grilled Cheese, Garlic and Chive Cheese, and Jalapeno Cheese.

Real Cheese – The first thing I noticed about these is that they taste like real cheese. Usually with cheese snacks, they all have this artificial cheese taste. With Just the Cheese it’s obvious that you’re eating real cheese. Yum!

Favorite Flavor – White Cheddar is my favorite flavor. Probably because I like white cheddar in general. While all of the cheese snacks are flavorful, the Jalapeno Cheese was not as spicy as I expected. It’s packed with flavor, but won’t burn your mouth.

Filling – They’re very filling. Because they’re basically dehydrated cheese, I feel like I’m getting a lot of cheese in each bite. I enjoy these as a snack, but have to share some with my kids if we want to eat an entire snack bag at once. It’s hard to find filling snacks!

Crunchy – These snacks are really crunchy. I definitely prefer the mini-packs over the bars. They taste the same, but the mini packs are these tiny round crunchy bits of cheese and super easy to eat! The Bars are big and crunchy and more difficult to eat without making a mess.

Just the Cheese products are available for purchase on their website and on Amazon.com.

Truffle Shuffle Review

Truffle Shuffle sent me a box of supplies for their ice cream sandwich class, AND I got to attend their ice cream sandwich making online class, in exchange for a review.

With trying to reduce trips to the store these days, I’ve been getting lots of deliveries. So, I’m not stranger to receiving a box of food in the mail. A couple days before my scheduled class I received a box stuffed full of ingredients and yummy Truffle Shuffle items – I desperately wanted to eat some of these items before my class, but I managed to wait.

Everything arrived in an insulated box with ice packets. These packets still had some ice left in them so Truffle Shuffle definitely did a great job packing! Especially when you consider that the heat indexes were up into the 100’s the week my box arrived.

Everything arrived well packaged, well labeled, and pre-measured. Well, except for the truffle salt and truffle honey, they sent extra! I should add here, that truffle salt is amazing!!!

I put the perishables in the fridge and the non perishables in a neat stack on the table and waited for the class I had signed up for. And warned the kids that they were not allowed to eat the sprinkles!

Class is conducted via zoom and generally the screen looks like this. Sometimes they fullscreen on the chefs if they’re showing you something. If your camera is on, they’ll cycle through participants and you get to see what everyone else is doing. Don’t want to be seen? Leave your camera off. They did a terrific job of walking through the steps with you. At times, they would ask everyone to signal thumbs up that they had completed the step and were ready to move on. So, just like a real in person cooking class, they made sure everyone was keeping up and ready to go.

Several times people typed in questions and they were very quick to answer those. I feel like this class was amazingly interactive and fun!

I learned some fun cooking tips that I hadn’t known previously – like why we were browning butter for the cookies. And they did a terrific job of time management! For example, I know you’re all wondering what the lemons are for. They’re for 2 things. We made lemon ice cream with the lemon zest, and we made lemonade with the lemon juice.

We did the ice cream first. I had never made ice cream without an ice cream maker, so I was kinda skeptical, but it worked perfectly!

After mixing, and a lot of shaking! we put the ice cream in the freezer to sit while we did everything else. After mixing the cookies, while they were baking and cooling, we made lemonade.

When the lemonade was finished, the ice cream was ready, and the cookies were cooled, so we assembled our ice cream sandwiches. The class was scheduled for 1.5 hours and they were right on that time. Which is pretty incredible when you consider that they’re virtually walking a dozen households through making ice cream, cookies, lemonade, and assembling ice cream sandwiches.

I’m pretty proud of how my ice cream sandwich turned out! Several of the participants (actually about half of them) had their kids doing the class and the parent was just supervising. The kids kept up without a problem and they made the class so much more fun! Next time I sign up for a class, I’m going to have my kids make me dinner.

I highly recommend this class. I learned some new cooking techniques. Got to cook with truffle salt and truffle honey, a new thing for me. And, everyone enjoyed assembling and eating their own ice cream sandwiches!

Want to join a class of your own? Use my link for 10% off!

 

Chocolate Stuffed Marshmallows

I received these free to review

We love s’mores! Especially this time of year. And considering how many marshmallows and chocolate we go through every week, I was super excited to try these stuffed puffs!

First things first, I had to rescue them from my little guy. They arrived in the mail and he was pretty sure that he had received a package for him alone. Once I got them from him, and hid them, we planned our s’mores night.

We had to re-schedule a couple of times because of weather. But, eventually, we had a dry evening and were ready for s’mores.

My first concern was, “how are these going to stay on the stick?”. You know, will they melt too fast? This turned out to not be a problem. Yay! I had visions of chocolate dripping out of the marshmallow and everything ending up in the fire.

These roasted up quite nicely. They did get soft pretty quickly, so I didn’t get mine as brown as I usually prefer, but I was worried about losing the marshmallow. The kids don’t roast theirs as long as I do. So this wasn’t a problem for them.

The marshmallow is a little stickier than my usual marshmallow, so I think something is a little different, just to make sure that the chocolate stays in the marshmallow while roasting. But taste was great.

All in all, I was pretty please with these. The chocolate tastes good, and especially with kids, having the chocolate inside the marshmallow was one less step to s’mores making.

This is definitely a product that’s going on my s’mores making list for the rest of the summer!

Carrot Ginger Soup

I was given a pdf copy of My Pinewood Kitchen in exchange for my review. I love cooking and I’ve been doing a LOT of it with being home so much. So, needless to say, I’m getting bored with my recipes and dying for something new.

This cook book looked healthy, hearty, and delicious. And I’ve not been disappointed!

I’ve been attempting to make a carrot soup that I like – and my last one was a major bust (as in, sorry kids, you don’t have to eat it) – so I decided to give this one a try. I definitely haven’t tried one with an apple in it before, so I was quite curious as to how the added sweetness would taste.

Short On Inspiration While Dining In? My Pinewood Kitchen Dishes Out Some Quarantine Cuisine Tips

With COVID-19 keeping us at home more and shopping less, home chefs need to get creative while cooking tasty, healthy meals for their entire family. Chef and author Mee McCormick is an expert: she healed herself of Crohn’s disease, gut issues, and other immune system challenges with whole food recipes when doctors couldn’t help her.

The mom/rancher/restaurateur can share tips for “quarantine cuisine” when you’re hankering for variety in your meals but you’re short on ingredients and inspiration. Perfect for social distancing, many of her recipes are made with items you probably already have in your pantry (for example, her Black Bean Chicken Chili and Immune-Boosting Chicken & Quinoa Soup); she can teach home cooks how to repurpose items to reduce food waste (cilantro pickles, anyone?), and reveal the healthiest foods you need in your pandemic pantry.

My Pinewood Kitchen: A Southern Culinary Cure offers more than 100 gluten-free, whole foods recipes that can be customized for Keto, Paleo, or vegans, making it a truly “all-inclusive” eating plan for the entire family. From smoothies, soups and salads, to dinners and desserts, every recipe is gluten-free and gut-friendly.

•    Curb Your COVID Anxiety with healthy chocolate with Mee’s Chocolate Avocado Mousse & Five-Ingredient Fudge Cups
•    Soups for Social Distancing – Black Bean Chicken Chili and Immune-Boosting Chicken & Quinoa Soup (nutritious, delicious, and they use what you likely have in your home already!)
•    Plenty of plant-based offerings
•    Reduce Waste: Learn how to make cilantro pickles from cucumbers, sweet potato chips from sweet potatoes, a falafel burger from canned chickpeas, and how to make your own healthier ketchup and mayonnaise if you run out
•    10 Gut-Friendly Foods for your Pandemic Pantry

Mee McCormick is a rising Southern culinary and wellness innovator, restaurateur, author, TV cooking personality, farmer, rancher, wife and mother. She splits her time between Nashville and nearby Nunnelly, Tennessee; a tiny, unincorporated community in Hickman County, which is also home to her biodynamic farm and restaurant Pinewood Kitchen & Mercantile.

Mee authored her first cookbook My Kitchen Cure, which led to wild success and a book deal with HCI for her second cookbook My Pinewood Kitchen, published on April 14, 2020. She frequently appears on Today in Nashville, and she participates in nationally-recognized food festivals and events, spreading the same level of care and hospitality to audiences everywhere that she has become known for throughout the state of Tennessee. Visit: www.meemccormick.com or www.pinewoodkitchenandmercantile.com.

My Pinewood Kitchen: A Southern Culinary Cure/130+ Crazy Delicious, Gluten-Free Recipes to Reduce Inflammation and Make Your Gut Happy
By Mee McCormick
HCI BOOKS
Released: April 2020/ $26.95
ISBN: 9780757323522
Available wherever books are sold

There are some absolutely amazing recipes in this book! Think terrific and tasty family meals, and the Carrot Ginger Soup did not disappoint!

Carrot Ginger Soup

Ingredients: 

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or ghee

1 large white onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger

1. pounds carrots

1 apple, chopped and skin on

4 cups Chicken Bone Broth (page 120) or Vegetable Broth (page 121) – directions in the cookbook

2 cups water

1/4 cup raw cashews

3/4 cup full-fat coconut milk

1 tablespoon miso

Sea salt (to taste)

Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

Directions:

1) In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil or ghee. Add the onion and sweat until soft. Add the garlic and ginger, and cook for about 3 minutes.

2) Add the carrots, apple, broth, water, and cashews. Bring to a boil and then simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Allow to cool.

3) Transfer to a blender or food processor. Add the coconut milk and miso paste. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve warm.

Incredibly easy and delicious! I paired this with some leftover ribs and steamed broccoli for an absolutely amazing dinner with the family!

Tasty, Healthy, Snacks

*I received these products free for purposes of my review*

Pure Crumb

Pure Crumb sent me 4 different kids of bark. Brownie Bark, Crumb Cake Bark, and 2 kids of Cookie Bark.

These products are all gluten free and dairy free, so will work for a lot of different dietary restrictions!

While I liked all 4 flavors, I do have my favorite! But, before I get to that, more about the products in general.

You can purchase 12 individual packages, you know, for if you’re counting calories. But, seriously, just buy the big bags! With the simple ingredients these products have, it won’t hurt to splurge a little on the calories!

For example, check out the ingredient list on the Brownie Bark:

Ingredients:  Pure Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips*, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Gluten Free Flour Blend*, Eggs, Almond Flour, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Powder, Cinnamon.

*Pure Semi Sweet Chocolate:   sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soya lecithin, vanillin.

*Gluten Free Flour Blend:  garbanzo bean flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, whole grain sweet white sorghum flour, fava bean flour

I mean, I actually know what these things are! How awesome is that?

While there are some “bark” pieces, these honestly are a bit more like “crumbs” so Pure Crumb is a great name for them. I enjoyed these straight from the bag, and as a crumb topping on my yogurt – which is seriously amazing and why you should just get the big bags!

Brownie Bark – My favorite! It’s so chocolaty and you may actually want to get the snack bags for this one, because it’s really hard to not just eat the entire bag.

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark – My favorite one for a yogurt topping. I just love the coconut and chocolate cookie crumbles on yogurt. Delicious, a little crunchy, and not too sweet.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark – Also tasty, but it’s hard to compete with coconut, so… you know, I’ll eat it if the Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark is gone.

Crumb Cake – Delicious flavor, think cinnamon sugar cookie, but it’s competing against 3 barks with chocolate, so it didn’t stand a chance!

Check out PureCrumb.com for more information and/or to order some for yourself!

Plant Junkie

Check out this line of plant based spreads, dressings, and vinaigrettes. I was intrigued by the variety of flavors available, and just a bit curious. How do you you make a ranch dressing without dairy?

I tried the chai ranch dressing first. And, I’ll be honest. It does not taste like ranch. I’m not saying that it tastes bad. But if you’re expecting traditional ranch dressing, this is not it. I’m actually pretty sure that it’s impossible to make a basic ranch dressing without some sort of dairy product.

Anyways, I would describe the flavor as kind of hummusy (is that a word?), with some coconut and oats making it more mild, and of course chai seeds. I was originally going to sub it for mayonnaise on a sandwich but changed my mind. It’s got a LOT of flavor – way more than mayonnaise. So, I tried it as a veggie dip instead and that was perfect!

The Turmeric and Pepper Ranch dressing was terrific on a salad, just start light because these dressings have a lot of flavor! Which is amazing, because I’m the kind of person who prefers a little dressing with my salad and not the other way around. So, with these, I get lots of flavor without having to drown my lettuce.

And with no eggs, no soy, and no gluten, these are great products for a variety of diets.

I used the Chili Pomegranate Vinaigrette as a steak marinade. It was very flavorful, and quite delicious! I realize these are plant based products, but I do love a good marinaded steak! And since they’re gluten free, and keto friendly that just makes it a lot easier for me to use as a marinade when I have guests!

You can purchase their products on amazon or at plantjunkie.com.

Easy Peanut Butter Snack

I received this product free for purposes of my review.

These delicious bnutty Gourmet Peanut Butters arrived just in time for everyone to be stuck at home. So, I made one of our favorite snacks.

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Crackers

Ingredients:

  1. Ritz Crackers
  2. Chocolate Chips (or other meltable chocolate)
  3. bnutty Peanut Butter

Directions:

  1. Spread peanut butter thinly on 1 cracker and top with 2nd cracker
  2. Prepare about a dozen of these
  3. Melt chocolate at 15 second intervals in the microwave, stirring each time
  4. Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, dip 1/2 of each peanut butter cracker sandwich into the chocolate
  5. Set on a pan lined with wax paper to cool and harden
  6. Share some with your family!

These are so easy to make, so tasty, and are loved by adults and kids! And the bnutty gourmet peanut butters make these especially delicious!

bnutty Review

I’m just loving bnutty Gourmet Peanut Butters! These delicious peanut butters are available for purchase on their Website. I was sent 6 different bnutty peanut butters to test and they’re all delicious.

And the Totally Toffee is definitely my favorite! It’s crunchy and not too sweet!

Blissful Blueberry is a close second though. I could just sit down and eat this one with a spoon – LOL.

Irresistible Pretzel is crunchy and salty. So delicious! Especially if you’re wanting something more salty than sweet.

Cinnamon Sugar Cookie is like a dessert peanut butter. In fact, I could probably just eat it for dessert!

Simply Salted Caramel is like a caramel peanut butter.

And skinny dip is like peanut butter with granola in it. Probably the most filling of the 6 peanut butters.

Basically, they’re all delicious and especially since we’re stuck at home, it’s nice to have a special treat that everyone can enjoy!

 

Beyond the Equator Seed Butter Recipes

* This is a sponsored post *

With 4 kids, the probability is really high that more than one of them is in a classroom, group, or event with another child who has a peanut allergy. Because we love peanut butter, and my kids really don’t want to give up their favorite peanut butter foods, I’ve tried a LOT of other nut butters and seed butters. Most of these butters have been quickly rejected by my kids. They just don’t taste like what they’re used to. And while I personally love cashew butter, it’s still a nut. And I can have it some places and not others.

So…I was excited and not excited to try a new brand of seed butters. One thing that made me optimistic about Beyond the Equator was that they’re a 5 seed butter. Because, let me tell you, I cannot stand the taste of sunflower seed butter! And I’ve tried at least 10 of them. So, I promise you, it’s not the fault of the person making the butter, it’s the sunflower.

Beyond the Equator sent me their 3 5 Seed Butter Butters. (Say that 5 times fast!). These butters have Chai, Flax, Pumpkin, Sunflower, and Hemp seeds. No nuts. And they come in 3 varieties, Crunchy, Creamy, and Unsweetened.

If you’re eating the butters straight out of the jar, they all have the texture of a natural peanut butter. The unsweetened, I can definitely taste the sunflower seeds in, so I don’t really like it plain. But on a sandwich or in a recipe, it’s perfect.

The Creamy really is the closest to my kid’s favorite peanut butter that I’ve found in a nut butter. And best of all, my kids don’t mind eating it!

The crunchy isn’t quite as sweet as the creamy but still sweeter than the unsweetened. This jar is mine, because my kids don’t like crunchy. Which is fine by me. It tastes great and makes a terrific PB&J – all for me.

Muddy Buddies

One snack my kids are constantly sad they can’t take to events is Muddy Buddies. Because, if you have anyone allergic to nuts, these are basically terrible. So, we took the unsweetened Beyond the Equator 5 Seed Butter and gave it a try.

My kids devoured these just like they do our usual recipe, and we even shared them with guests and no one knew they were made with “special butter” until we told them! My kids are definitely planning to make these again AND take them to share with friends!

Ingredients

8 Cups chex cereal – I prefer the rice chex because they have very little flavor

1 cup chocolate chips – I like milk chocolate

1/2 cup Beyond the Equator 5 Seed Butter – I like the unsweetened

1/4 cup Butter – melted

2 Cups powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Put chocolate, butter, and 5 seed butter in a bowl. Microwave at 15 second increments, stirring between, until everything is melted and mixed together.
  2. Pour 8 cups chex in a bowl. Pour chocolate mixture over chex and stir until all chex are covered in chocolate
  3. Pour 2 cups of powdered sugar over chocolate covered chex and stir until everything is white.
  4. Dump mixture onto a cookie sheet to cool
  5. Try not to eat it all yourself!

Nut Butter Protein Balls

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups oats

3/4 cup Beyond the Equator 5 Seed Butter – if this isn’t enough add a few tablespoons at a time until the mixture is the right consistency

3 Tbst honey or molasses

1/4 cup m&ms

Directions

  1. Pulse oats in a food processor until coarsely ground
  2. Mix oats, seed butter, and honey until well mixed and you can form balls with them. If they aren’t sticky enough, add a little more seed butter. Especially if you’re using the crunchy seed butter, you’ll probably need a little more.
  3. Mix in m&ms or other desired mixin
  4. Form into balls and set out to dry.