I love bars. They are easy to eat on the go when you just don't have time to stop for a proper meal (which for me, is often), they're a perfect kid-friendly snack or even as a post-dinner treat. Bars easily fit in your purse or bookbag and they're not a big fuss to eat when in meetings or around other people.
You can pretty much buy bars anywhere these days, but not all store bought bars are created equal. There are only a few I trust and would actually purchase. They can be pricey, have little nutritional value and filled with additives and preservatives. So instead of buying, I've taken to making my own.
Making your own bars is simple, fun, wallet friendly and can be custom made to your taste, energy and health needs. Plus, you don't get all the yuck ingredients.
Here's a bar recipe that I love to make at home with my daughter. It only takes about 10min to make. Fair warning: they are really yummy, so try not to eat them all at once! And if you want to be a little naughty, add some natural peanut butter on top. YUMMM.
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WHAT YOU NEED:
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup pitted medjool dates
1/4 cup chocolate chips or cacao nibs
2 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder
1-2 drops 100% pure peppermint essential oil
WHAT TO DO:
1) Add all ingredients to food processor.
2) Process until a ball is formed (be patient, it will happen).
3) Remove ball from processor and mold into a rectangle.
4) Cut into 4 bars.
5) Refrigerate and eat. Or eat immediately!