Remember last week when I shared those delicious Larabar knock-offs? I’m back with more easy snacks, and I think I just may make this a weekly event. While pregnant and especially in the early nursing days, I was often looking for quick, nutrient dense snacks. I’m happy to share my findings with you, dear readers!
These bars are for those days when you have an appointment, a tired baby, an empty fridge…and there’s no lunch. They’re filling, forgiving, delicious, and gentle on the wallet.
1.5 cups peanut butter
1.5 cups rolled oats
1 cup of chopped dried cherries, cranberries, or raisins for a milder flavor
1-3 T honey
1 t sea salt
dash of vanilla (make your own?)
Mix all ingredients by hand or pulse in a food processor.
Plop in a 9×9 pan, or if you have lots of extra time and willing, little hands, shape into balls.
Note: If the mixture is too wet, add some “texturizer” – dried, shredded coconut, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds etc. If it’s too dry, you can add some coconut oil.
What are your favorite on-the-go snacks?