Peanut Butter Bliss Balls

It’s hard to find healthy snacks that don’t taste like health food. Your
family will love these kid-tested favorites.
Peanut Butter Bliss Balls
1 C peanut butter
1/2 C honey
1/2 C brown rice syrup, or more honey
4-5 C crisp rice cereal, I like Erewhon
2 T chia seeds, or golden flax

1 C shredded coconut, unsweetened (optional)

Mix all of the ingredients together and scoop out with a mini ice cream scoop to form balls.
Optionally roll the little balls in the shredded coconut. Or you can press the mix into a
baking pan to make bars, they will soften as they sit. After letting them soften for 1-2
hours cut into bars.

Homemade Lara Bars
PB and J Bars
2/3 C roasted peanuts
1/2 C dried cranberries
10 dates
1 T peanut butter

Chocolate Cherry Bars
2/3 C walnuts
10 dates
1/2 C dried cherries
½ tsp vanilla
2-3 T cocoa powder

Blueberry Joy Bars

1/2 C dried blueberries
10 dates
2/3 C pecans
Lemon zest

Pulse nuts in a foods processor. Put the ground nuts in a bowl. Pulse the dried fruit
separately in a food processor. Combine the two together. It helps if you have wet hands.
Mold or shape into bars.
Almond Joy Bites
3 C shredded coconut
1 1/2 C almond meal
1/2 C maple syrup (or 1 C of maple syrup)
1/2 C agave
1/3 C coconut oil
1 T vanilla
1/2 tsp sea salt

Combine all of the ingredients and stir until combined. Scoop out the dough with a cookie
scoop and drizzle the chocolate sauce on top. Store in the freezer. Optionally press dough
in a silicone mold. drizzle the chocolate sauce on top and freeze.

Chocolate Sauce
3/4 C coconut oil
1/2 C cocoa powder
1 T vanilla
1/4 C agave

Soften the coconut oil, add the cocoa powder, vanilla, and agave mix together.

The veggie faces are more just ingredients:

Whole grain crackers, hummus, sprouts, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, olives, green
bell peppers, shredded carrots–any veggie really

1. Spread hummus on the crackers and top with different cut up veggies to make the
faces. Be creative.
DIY Microwave Popcorn
2 brown paper bags
1/2 C popcorn kernels
1 T oil (coconut, grapeseed, olive oil)
Sea salt, nutritional yeast.

1. Put the kernels and the oil in the bag, shake so that all of the kernels get coated by
2. Put another bag over the popcorn bag.
3. Microwave until there are 2 seconds in-between each pop. ( I used my popcorn

4. Dump into a bowl and sprinkle with sea salt, and nutritional yeast (optional, but SO

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