These healthier mounds bars are a quick and easy homemade chocolate and coconut candy. We will be making these yummy gluten free candy bars for Purim which is coming up this week. Of course, we also plan on making Hamantaschen as well, which is one of the boys’ fave treats.
Last month I hopped out to Breckenridge for a weekend to go skiing and catch up with my good friend Courtney. For years, she has been one of my favorite crafty/cooking friends. So when she mentioned that she brought along some yummy “energy bites” for us to take on the slopes, I was intrigued. Upon first glance in the fridge, I admit I commented they kind of looked like meatballs. :) But after one delicious bite, I realized they were basically a healthy version of my favorite no bake cookies !! I’m not kidding. For any of you who have ever loved no bakes, these little guys taste amazingly similar, but without the sticks of butter and with lots of other fun healthy ingredients thrown in.
Maddy has been on a “fruit roll-ups” kick lately. Not the actual name brand kind that I so vividly remember peeling away from a cellophane wrapper when I was a kid. No, Maddy’s been eating the Gerber toddler kind. I don’t feel too bad about her eating them in moderation although if she had her way she would eat the entire box of 5 in one sitting. So the other day while at my in-laws house, my mother-in-law said “I can’t believe you haven’t tried making these from scratch yet.”