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So, I am gonna come clean; I am not a huge fan of family traditions – especially those that don’t involve food. But, there are those traditions that sneak along that “…help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world” (to quote Susan Lieberman). And, my mom unintentionally started such a tradition when my sister and I were in elementary school, that my daughter and I enjoy practicing these days.
You see, whenever my mom had any sort of celebration at work with all sorts of sweet and savory treats, she would prepare herself a plate and bring it home so we (my sister, dad and me) could all share in the delicacies and enjoy them. Fast forward to when my daughter was younger, I carried on my mom’s tradition by bringing home any treats I got at work. And, yesterday, my daughter carried on said family tradition too – or, at least in her own way.
Yesterday was her first day of school and some of her friends celebrated with the exchange of treats and well, my daughter brought her share home. I must say, I almost got a bit soupy at her thoughtfulness, that is until she started to divide everything up. You see, I remember her learning division and fractions and mastering the concept of equal parts when she was in elementary school. But somehow, she seems to have forgotten it all. Yesterday, instead of dividing her cookies into equal halves, she divided them into 2 parts of a 1/4 and a 3/4 respectively and tried to convince me they were even – I bet you can guess which sized pieces she took! Then she tried to justify her actions by telling me that “brain-work” required calorie heavy after school snacks! 😕
So, to help alleviate any issues with division I figured I would whip up a batch of No-Bake Cereal Cookies with Post Great Grains Raisins, Dates, and Pecans that did not have to be cut in any sort of halves to enjoy.
During back to school shopping this past weekend, my daughter and I scampered through many stores in our vicinity. One of them was Walmart – and when I was there I spotted Post Great Grains Raisins, Dates, and Pecans and decided to bring home some to use to make some snacks with. Post Cereals are a value buy during back to school season and can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a snack any time of the day. If you head down the cereal aisle at your local Walmart, you are sure to find a Post Cereal that is bound to satisfy your needs!
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- 1 cup Post Great Grains Raisins or any other Post Cereal you prefer, Dates and Pecans
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
Place the Post Great Grains Raisins, Dates and Pecans, almond butter, maple syrup, coconut flour, cardamom and coconut oil in a bowl and mix well till combined
Then, using 2 spoons (or your hands) roughly shape spoonfuls into 8 cookie like circular shapes and place on a parchment lined tray
Refrigerate uncovered for 1 hour till cookies firm up (or you can stick them in the freezer for 30 minutes - that's what I did to one batch)
Store in the refrigerator.
1 hour cook time=1 hour chill time