NatureBox and chocolate cherry cookies

Love eating all natural, minimal ingredient, no artificial flavor/colors snacks? Don't have time to make your own snacks for the whole work week? Enter in NatureBox. The company's products are made from wholesome ingredients and are Nutritionist-approved. They abide by strict quality standards: No High Fructose Corn Syrup, No Partially Hydrogenated Oils, No Trans Fats, No Artificial Sweeteners, No Artificial Flavors, No Artificial Colors. You can sign up for a single box, or a monthly subscription. What you get each month is a surprise but you will always know the snacks will be good for you and delicious. (coupon code below)


The quality was 100% spot on in the samples I received. Delicious granola (which I ate with greek yogurt as a mid afternoon snack), fig bars, firecracker puffs, dried cherries, and veggie chips. I liked that it was a nice combo of sweet and salty so I could change things up depending on my mood. I admit the box didn't last a month, but we all know I eat a lot :) For me I'll probably stick to making my own snacks like I do now, but I know I'm not the majority when it comes to convenience food. If you are already buying lots of snacks for your kids or yourself, give NatureBox a try for a healthier alternative. Speaking of which...

What to give NatureBox a try? Use the promo code HEALTHY to receive 25% off your first month of subscription (please note that the 25% discount is only applicable to the month-to-month subscription. 6 month subscriptions receive 1 month free and 12 month subscriptions receive 3 months free)! Right now subscriptions are a fun surprise as to what you get, they are in the process of making them customizable so stay tuned!

The box also came with a recipe card using one of the snacks in the box! Sure the dried cherries were perfectly plump and just asking to be eating plain... but I'm glad I didn't scarf them all down before making these no bake cookies!


Chocolate Cherry No-Bake Cookies
recipe by NatureBox

3 cups instant oats (I only had old fashion oats, so I stuck them in the food processor for a quick spin first)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup NatureBox dried cherries (cut in half if you like, that's what I did)
1 very ripe banana, mashed with fork
1/2 cup sugar (I used 1/4 cup white 1/4 cup splenda)
1/2 cup milk of choice (I used skim, you can use nut/soy milk to make these vegan)
1/2 cup peanut butter or sunflower butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder

Combine sugar, milk, peanut butter, cocoa in a medium saucepan. Continue to stir over medium heat until it comes to a slow boil. Allow the mixture to boil for about one minute and then remove from heat. Let the micture cool for a minute or two, then add in the oats, banana, vanilla, and cherries and stir to combine. Drop scoops onto a cookie sheet covered in waxed paper. Cool to room temperature or refrigerate.

I was provided one NatureBox for free, the opinions are all my own.

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4 chews:

Tracy said...

Sounds interesting. Are their products peanut/nut free? I'd like to try them, but can't if they don't separate their production facilities.

I know they are looking into customizing boxes so that might be an option in the future! Right now though you don't get to pick what goes in the box, so it's rather possible one of the 5 treats contains nuts :(

Jeanne said...

Those look soooooo yummy right about now! I could go for some healthy granola.

Bee said...

No bake cookies are great for summer and springtime when it might be too warm out to want to open the oven. These are great :)

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