Monday, November 21, 2011


Pin It With fall here and winter approaching, my semester here at school is quickly coming to a close with winter break just around the corner.  I decided today I wanted to make a little something for my roommates to show them all how thankful I am for them in the spirit of Thanksgiving this Thursday.  Now I must admit this recipe is not 100% healthy (stop rolling you eyes Miss McMullin...haha), but I did my best to make at least half of it healthy.  The best part of the recipe I am about to share with you is how cute these cookies are.  These little acorns are the perfect gifts for the people in my house with all the squirrel issues, jokes, stories, and laughs we've been having lately.  It's been quite the adventure here this semester let me tell you... even better let me show you!
We love target!
Ashley tried on the squirrel doggie costume. Haha!
So cute!
Those dang squirrels ate our pumpkin!
And made a HUGE mess doing it...
Haha got cha now!
Oh and I can't forget to share our favorite squirrel video...
And now for what you've all been waiting for...


3 Stevia packets (or other sweetener)
4 sheets Lowfat cinnamon graham crackers, finely crushed
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 cup Old fashion oats
1/2 cup Unsweetened natural applesauce
1 tbsp Semi-sweet chocolate chips
21 Hersey's kisses (I used the pumpkin spice version)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
2. Mix together the stevia, graham crackers, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and oats.
3. Stir in the applesauce until well combine, but do not over stir. 
4. Drop cookies onto cookie sheet (about 1-2 tsp of dough per cookie).
5. Lightly press a chocolate chip on top of each cookie for the stem.
6. Bake 8-10 minutes.
7. Let cookies cool completely or put in the fridge for a few minutes.
8. In the mean time, heat a small bowl of water in the microwave.
9. Unwrap each kiss and just barely dip the flat bottom into the hot water before adhering it to the bottom of the cookie making the acorn.
10.  Place in fridge again to secure kiss to cookie and harden chocolate again.

Makes 21 acorns.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 71
Total Fat: 1.8 g
     Sat. Fat: 1 g
     Poly. Fat: 0.1 g
Cholesterol: 0.6 mg
Sodium: 90.7 mg
Potassium: 5.5 mg
Total Carbs: 12.6 g
     Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
     Sugars: 4.2 g
Protein: 1.3 g
Vitamin A: 0%
Vitamin C: 0%
Calcium: 4.1%
Iron: 2.6%


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