It’s no secret to any of you that we can help animals by curtailing the number of them we eat.
And when it comes to snack foods, you want something that’s healthy as well.
When I have a sweet tooth, a favorite treat is a Larabar.
But I couldn’t find my favorite flavor, Cherry Pie, anywhere around.
So I decided to make my own.
And if I’d known it was this easy, I’d have been making them a long time ago! I used a recipe I found at Budget101.com.
Just add 1 cup almonds, 1 cup dates, and 1 cup dried cherries to the food processor and pulse for up to 45 seconds. You might need to add a couple teaspoons of water if the mixture doesn’t stick together well.
Then transfer to a pan lined with parchment paper. Press, allow to sit, and cut into bars.
I’m storing mine in the freezer. They also keep in the refrigerator or at room temperature.
If you don’t like cherries or almonds, no sweat. The basic recipe is as follows:1 cup nuts 1 cup dates (or raisins or prunes) 1 cup dried fruit of your choice
Or, if you love peanut butter cookies, try processing 1 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts with 1 cup dates. Delicious!
You can find the recipe for over 20 varieties of Larabar at Budget101.