Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Healthy Homemade Snack Bars

I struggle with finding healthy snacks since I have such a sweet tooth and an incredibly strong attraction to chocolate. Edible Perspective has a pretty good recipe for "Larabar" type snack bars that I fancied up to my liking.

They're really yummy. Admittedly, a lot of work for just 12 bars, but they're a wonderful treat to cure my afternoon cravings. And when it's said and done, they're cheaper than the ultra healthy stuff at the store.


What's on the inside?

14 dates (pitted)
1 cup of sunflower seeds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup almonds (coarsely chopped)
3 dried apricots (chopped)
1 Tbs. flaxseed meal
1-2 Tbs raisins


Put sunflowers and pumpkin seeds through a food processor. I have a tiny chopper so I had to do it in small batches. Set that aside and then put dates through the processor. I mixed all the ingredients together in a bowl using my hands. It's thick like bread dough. Then put the mix between two pieces of plastic wrap and roll it flat. Cut into rectangles. I preserve mine in the refrigerator.

Try using other fun ingredients like coconut, yogurt chips, banana chips... I'm sure your options don't stop there. I love these bars, because you don't have to accurately measure everything as long as it sticks together- so you can get a little creative:)

Janny

15 comments:

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

These look good! I am all about making this kind of stuff yourself even if it is more work. The savings are one benefit but so is knowing exactly what you're eating. TFS!

Laurie T said...

They look yummy! :)

Carla said...

Sounds tasty!

Carla from Utah

jengd said...

I'll definitely be picking up a few of these things this weekend to make these!

brenlubrant said...

Thank you so much for the great recipe. I will share this with my daughter who has two small children and is always looking for something to feed them that is healthy.

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Those bars look good and so easy.

Deb said...

Thanks for the awesome idea!

МД в картинках said...

Looks yummy=)

Lori said...

Looks tasty!
Llohmeyer@graniteschools.org

alisa logue said...

Sounds like a delicious healthy snack. Thanks Janny! Would love to get my hands on these delicious SEI goodies too! -Alisa

Mary-Anne V said...

yum ...love dates and flaxseed is always good. Thanks.

Shana said...

Great idea for those afternoon cravings...

Diana Fisher said...

Great recipe! Looks tasty! :)

Shawninaz said...

These look yummy!

Apoorva Sai said...

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