So my most viewed blog OF ALL TIME is the recipe for Copycat Sargento Balanced Breaks. It’s quite obvious a lot of you love this easy, grab-and-go snack, but are deterred by the price. Well when I am deterred by the price I just make it myself!Not too long ago Sargento came out with Sweet Balanced Breaks: still dried fruit, nuts and cheese, but with some added chocolate, yogurt drops or graham crackers to reinforce the sweet notes. They’re just as tasty as the savory ones (okay, except the one with banana chips, because banana chips are gross). I decided to give you my take on the one with chocolate covered peanuts, because I love peanuts AND chocolate. Duh. So here goes!
Copycat Balanced Breaks
- 7g or 1/4 oz. of nuts
- 7g of 60% dark chocolate chips
- 14g or 1/2 oz. of cheese
- 10g or 1/3 oz. of dried fruit (I used dried blueberries)
These are just as easy as the savory variety, with one caveat: I made my own chocolate covered peanuts. To do this, all I had to do was put the peanuts and chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 10 seconds at a time until the chocolate melts, then stir to coat the peanuts refrigerate until the chocolate hardens, add to your little snack container with the dried fruit and cheese and it’s ready to eat! Yes, my chocolate “covered” peanuts are ugly, but who CARES. They taste delicious!
I made a point of taking down how much everything costs here, too, and I made these for 58 cents apiece, way less than the $1.33 apiece they retail for around here. I’m sure you can make it for less if you use less expensive dried fruit like craisins or raisins, which are much less expensive than dried blueberries (but not as delicious imho). I’m already thinking about other fun things I can throw in, like coconut chips! ❤
Will you give these sweet low-calorie snacks a try at home? I promise you won’t be disappointed!