Okay, so snacks have become the biggest problem in Charlotte's eating overhaul. I have spent the most amount of money in this area. You can make scratch meals more easily, I think, than making snacks that look like everyone else's...
The costs are what's making me more desperate to find my options. In my joy about Larabars, I posted about them on Facebook...and a friend posted this link up for me: Oh, She Glows offers homemade options...and they turned out brilliantly.
I even packaged them individually for snack travels...I am going to have to find a short-cut for that one...it took longer to wrap them than to make them.
I then realized that it was more a proportional thing than a real recipe per se so I experimented with it am came out with this:
Almond Honey Bars*
1 cup of dates (no pits!)
1/2 cup of quick oats
2/3 cup of raw almonds
2 TBSP almond butter
2 TBSP honey
Throw everything in a cuisinart chop/mix it. To me, it tastes very Baklava-y...delicious!!
*These are "-ish" measurements, I am not a scientific cooker...you will know it came out right, if you can take a pinch out and mold it into a ball...