Thursday, March 13, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Snack Time!

Hey everyone! Soooo I missed yesterday but I'm going to make it up tomorrow! I even have the pictures ready to go! I ended up meeting a friend for breakfast and spent three hours catching up so I was out from about 9:15 am until 9:15 pm.  Needless to say I was exhausted so the post didn't happen but it will, I promise!

I'm here today with another Throwback Thursday post with two fun snack recipes. First is my favorite... VaVaBars!!

Orange Coconut Larabars (aka VaVaBars)
2 cups dates
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup dried shredded coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract (I used alcohol free)
zest from 1 orange
juice from 1/2 orange
1. Add almonds to food processor and chop into small pieces.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor and process until well combined and forms a sticky dough. Texture is up to your discretion, I like mine a little smooth but you can leave yours chunky!
3. Take dough from food processor and transfer into a loaf pan lined with plastic wrap.
4. Press dough down until packed very tight. Cover top with plastic wrap overhang.
5. Refrigerate for an hour until it firms up a bit.
6. Remove from loaf pan, uncover and cut into bars. Wrap each bar and store in fridge or freezer.
7. Enjoy!

Next up, Apple Cinnamon Chips!

Raw Cinnamon Apple Chips
2 large apples (I used organic gala apples)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
cinnamon to taste
1. Slice the apples as thin as possible. I used a mandolin but you can slice by hand. It may take longer to dehydrate depending on the thickness if you slice by hand.
2. Toss sliced apples with the lemon juice to prevent browning.
3. Place apple slices on your dehydrator trays and sprinkle with cinnamon.*
4. Dehydrate at 104 degrees for 12-16 hours until completely dry. Enjoy!
*The lemon can leave a bit of a tart taste so if you are inclined to you can sprinkle some raw sugar on top as well to bump up the sweetness. I didn’t use sugar and I thought they were fine but it all depends on your taste!

There you have it, two tasty throwback snack recipes! I hope your week has been going well so far and I'll see you tomorrow with some delicious meals I've had this past week! Have a good night!


  1. This post slipped past me. I'd forgotten about the VaVa Bars. Internet nostalgia.

    1. Nostalgia indeed. I still love those bars, it's one of my favorite recipes.

  2. Ooh, yes! VaVa Bars! I need to try to make apple chips in the dehydrator. Perhaps during Spring Break. .

    1. Oooh yes definitely try the chips! They are so good!