Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Whole Grain Wednesdays- Haystacks

For Whole Grain Wednesdays this week I wanted to share a snack recipe.  This is my favorite type of snack, quick and easy!  You do need to plan a little ahead of time for this snack though, because the haystacks need at least 20 minutes in the refrigerator to firm up before you can serve them.

These haystacks were delicious!  I like the fact that they were made with nutritious whole grain cereal that has no added sugar or salt.  I think next time I will have my kids stir in some raisins for a more "peanut butter and jelly" type taste.

Note: Be sure to use the large shredded wheat "rolls" instead of the bite size variety:

2 cups of crumbled shredded wheat cereal
1 cup creamy peanut butter (or other nut butter)
1 1/2 Tablespoons butter or margarine

Have the children crumble the shredded wheat into a large bowl.  Melt the peanut butter and butter in a saucepan over low heat.  Cook and stir until smooth.  Pour the peanut butter mixture over the crumbled shredded wheat and stir until well combined.  Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper.  Put the haystacks into the refrigerator until firm.  

Crediting information:  Makes 6 servings.  Each serving creditable to meet 1 bread/ bread alternate and 1 meat/meat alternate at snack for 3-5 year old children.


  1. I have been looking for this recipe everywhere. I always remember my kindergarten teacher made it for us...and that was almost 30 years ago!

  2. I like it but my English is poor so cannot understand the technical e.g.
    Iwould like if had been explained in GujaratI/ hinds language.

  3. Tanya effort for aware of nutriion eduication is very very thankfull
    God blash you.