The other night at church a friend brought some samples of a homemade Larabar for Paige. Unfortunately, Paige didn't get any, because Paige has a naughty mommy who loves sweet things. :o/
But when I've mentioned before that my little darlin' has several food sensitivities, many of you shared that you and your family have similar issues. So, I absolutely had to share this simple and super-delicious recipe that my friend passed on to me. It comes from this website, and there are many more variations there you should check it out!
The original recipe called for cashews and medjool dates, which were in the sample I tried-YUM! But I never have cool stuff like that on hand. What I did have, is raisins and peanuts. You probably have those, too!
Throw 1/2 cup of each, 1/8 tsp of salt into...
...the food processor for a minute or two.
Then press into a fun mold. (Or just a cookie sheet if that's what you've got.)
Toss them in the fridge for a bit, and you've got a fantastic little (dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free)snack!
Paige's reaction to them was something like "OH! Yum! YUM YUM YUM, Mommy!" and then she asked for her "special snacks" for the next two days. She loves the peanut butter cookie Larabars, so I'm going to try those next. This is my kind of cooking. If everything were this easy to make, my family would eat like royalty! I hope you have fun making them! And just because you don't have food allergies doesn't mean that you can't enjoy them just as much.
Have a great day!