Supermarket RD’s Pick: Larabar Bites

Looking for the perfect little bite size energy snack? No need to take out your food processor to make your own homemade energy bites. Save time with this Supermarket RD’s Pick: Larabar Bites!
Supermarket RD's Pick: Larabar Bites via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenI’m not going to lie, I always have to try the newest bar that hits the shelves, but sometimes they land in my pantry only that one time. Others like, like Larabars, will always be seen in my pantry for a better-for-you grab and go snack. I like Larabars concept of “food made from food”. They believe that the foundation of a sound mind, body and spirit is derived from what you eat – and what you eat is most delicious and satisfying when it’s in a whole, natural state.
So when it comes to ingredients in their products, they include simple and recognizable ingredients and “anything else just gets in the way.”
Supermarket RD's Pick: Larabar Bites via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenI’m sure you know about the Larabar bars, but have you seen the NEW bites? If you are like me you have made your own homemade Larabars/energy bites before. I mean it’s only a few ingredients to whip up on a food processor. Seems simple, but if you have a tiny food processor that isn’t very powerful, it can be quite the messy production. Larabar makes it much simpler for ya!
Supermarket RD's Pick: Larabar Bites via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchenThe new Larabar Bites are made with six simple ingredients. The mint chocolate truffle flavor is simply dates, almonds, fair trade chocolate chips, cocoa powder, peppermint oil, and coconut flour. A label reading tip that many dietitian’s preach it to look for a shorter ingredient list with familiar ingredients. I’d say for a for an indulgent truffle taste, this is a pretty sweet snack. (no pun intended)

Supermarket RD's Pick: Larabar Bites via RDelicious Kitchen @rdkitchen
The Larabar Bites flavors are:

  • Cherry Chocolate Chip
  • Chocolate Macaroon
  • Double Chocolate Brownie
  • Mint Chocolate Truffle

I’ve tried all flavors and it’s pretty hard to pick a favorite. Which flavor are you going to try first?
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Disclosure: Larabar did not sponsor this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own to share healthy items found in your grocery store to RDelicious Kitchen readers.

PB&J Bites

Looking for a healthy snack to power you through the afternoon? You’ve come to the right place. These full of flavor homemade PB & J Bites are similar to the store bought Larabars. Careful, they are addicting ;)
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When I was younger a peanut butter & jelly sandwich was frequently found in my lunch box for school. Now, I am a working gal in my 20’s and I still pack a peanut butter & jelly sandwich for lunch sometimes. I must say though, I am much more selective of the type of bread, peanut butter, and jelly I use.

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peanut butter and jelly energy bites in mini muffin liners

PB & J Bites

  • Author: Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Category: snack

Description

Homemade larabars turned into little bites. Perfect for on the go and healthy snacking.


Ingredients

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  • 1/3 cup roasted peanuts (unsalted)
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries (unsweetened)
  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Place nuts in food processor and pulse until finely ground.
  2. Add in dates, cherries and cinnamon. Pulse until a clump forms in the processor.
  3. Take out the mixture and either wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 min to harden, or you can start making your bites right out of the food processor.
  4. Form into 30 small balls. Wrap them with plastic wrap and put in fridge for later snacking.

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I determined a theory in college if snacks were good on-the-go kind of snacks. It was called the “backpack test”. If my snack managed to be still okay by the afternoon getting jostled around my backpack all morning and getting smushed between books then it passed. I’ve made these plenty of times in college because these PB&J Bites passed the “backpack test” with flying colors. Now it’s not so much the “backpack test” but more of a “giant professional bag turned into everyday bag turned into everything I ever need” kind of bag! haha 🙂

In Good Health,
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