After finishing off my Apricot Almond Energy Bars, I was set on making more. They were super filling, delicious, convenient snacks for my busy schedule. Then I noticed a small handful of dried cranberries taking up a whole mason jar in my pantry and I knew just how to use them. And that is how these indulgent vegan treats were born! They don't have the most impressive nutritional profile, however if you're choosing between this and a processed, sugary, non-vegan candy bar...this wins hands down!
I hope this shows you how versatile this recipe is, and allows you to create your ideal bar : )
I have wanted to make my own energy bars for a long time now, and all it took was a sale on Kashi cereal to finally push me to make them. Of course a couple days later I found puff cereal for $1 at Walmart... but at least I'm going in the right direction. These are great make-ahead snacks for busy students and working adults.
I am an Oh She Glows addict. With good reason I think! She is the reason I got into veganism and food blogs in the first place. Her story is so inspiring, her recipes are always perfect, and her energy is just infectious. So once again, a wonderful recipe thanks to Angela Liddon. I have tweaked it just slightly because I couldn't find hemp seeds and I didn't add salt because I basically don't add salt to anything if you haven't noticed... I'll explain another day.
Making nut butter from scratch if highly rewarding and cheaper than buying natural nut butter youself. Pluuus you can customize the heck out of it! If you are "newer" to this blog, I would encourage you to check out my post on Chocolate Pecan Butter. It is dangerously good. This particular recipe is also phenomenal and more practical for day to day use. Spread it on toast, have it in a sandwich, in a Green Monster, with Overnight Oats or with a banana or apple (my favorite way).