and that's it.
I first had a certain natural food bar last year, packed in a pre-race goodie bag.
It was amazing. It tasted great, and only had a couple of ingredients. It was perfect natural race fuel--and it wasn't a dreaded Power Bar....I was in love.
But come to find out.....that little thing was expensive (considering what it was), so I forgot about it.
And then I saw Jen's post, where she made her own!
So why couldn't I?
I could, and I did.
Peanut Butter Snack Bar
-1 cup chopped dates (it's cheaper to buy them whole, plus they tend to dry out a bit if they are pre-chopped.)
1 1/2 cup chopped peanuts.
2 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
pinch of salt
Place all ingredients in a food processor.
When they come together into a paste, you're ready.
Line a loaf pan with parchment, and press the mixture into the pan.
Remove paper from pan, and slice into bars (I cut some of them in half for a perfect kids size snack).
I wrapped them up individually in the parchment, tied them with string, and put them in the fridge.
We now have a snack for on the go, and my kids think it's some kind of new candy--they love it!
I can't wait to play around with more flavor combinations--these come together so quickly and I love knowing exactly what's in them. I'm being a lazy runner right now but as soon as I start training for this hill.....I'm sure I'll these bars will become my new best friend.