Wait...those don't look like Lara Bars. That's right - they're not. I tried to make them and it was a
Who do I think I am, Lara?!
I was so excited to make these for Ben...and it sounded simple enough:
Dates, prunes, raisins, dried fruits, walnuts, cinnamon, into blender. Mold into pan. Refrigerate and cut into bars.
Yeah right?! This adventure stopped at "blender". They are too sticky to blend. You will have to add liquid, but then they are too runny to hold any shape.
So. I sank into despair as precious nap minutes whizzed past me and I risked my fingers cleaning out the blender. In these moments I decided I was definitely not going to document this disaster with a blog post.
Back to my tried and true Minimalist Baker to provide me with a snack recipe for my boys. And as usual, they're dynamite.
I proudly present to you something we can all accomplish: no baking, no blender, one bowl.
No-Bake Peanut Butter and Jelly Bites!
1. Get a bowl
2. 1/2 cup peanut butter
3. 1/2 cup maple syrup
4. 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
5. 2 1/2 tbsp flaxseed meal
6. 2 tbsp chia seeds (optional)
7. 1/4 cup dried fruit (I used dried cherries)
9. Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes
10. Form into balls and store in fridge.
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Erin. Keeping myself entertained one blog at a time.