These are a tasty, quick, and energy-filled snack for kids. If you don’t have any dried dates on hand, use dried apricots or even raisins instead.
1/2 cup nut butter (such as almond or peanut)
1/4 cup finely chopped pitted dried dates (approximately 5 dates)
1/3 cup organic corn flake cereal
3 tablespoons cream cheese
1 tablespoon honey
4-5 slices soft whole grain bread, crusts removed
In a small bowl, mix together nut butter, dates, cereal, cream cheese, and honey with a metal spoon. Don’t be shy about crushing the cereal as you stir. Continue to stir until the cereal is broken up into small bits. Set aside.
Spread the bread slices out a level surface and flatten them with a rolling pin as much as possible. Spread 2-3 tablespoons of the nut butter mixture onto each slice depending on the size of the bread. Roll up each slice as tightly as possible being careful to not rip the bread. Cut each tube into 1/2-inch thick slices with a serrated knife and serve.
Makes 4 – 5 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes