You know I'm all about homemade snacks. My brain is always planning the next snack to make/eat/share/eat again. Other than fruit and nuts, I don't buy a lot of snacky things at the store, but I'll sometimes splurge and buy them together, in Larabar form. The PB & J Larabar is one of my faves, along with Chocolate Coconut Chew and Banana Bread. They're so handy for car rides and the insanely-hungry stretch between church and Sunday dinner. What is it about Sunday morning that makes us absolutely ravenous by the time church is over?!
Homemade Peanut Butter & Jelly Larabars
4 oz. package of dark sweet dried cherries (or another dried fruit you like)
4 oz. package of dates
about 2-3 cups of roasted, salted peanuts (or other nuts)
Grind 2 cups peanuts in food processor until very finely chopped, pour into a small bowl. Add cherries and dates to the processor and blend until smooth. Pour ground nuts into fruit mixture and pulse a few times to combine. Add more nuts, if needed, until you like the texture. Scoop mixture onto a piece of plastic wrap, cover, and press into a square. Chill and cut into bars. Store in fridge or freezer.
In other news, over the weekend we cleaned up our basement,
got Hadley a miniature hockey stick (she loves it),
daddy styled her hair like Wolverine,
we watched our first James Bond movie,
and ate fish tacos.
So far today, I cleaned the upstairs bathroom,
saw a basset hound just like Charlie on our walk,
and Hadley had a 3 HOUR NAP.
Oh, and bonus: a new little ditty from Pomplamoose is up today!