11.16.2013

mini vegan crunch bars


Time for me to get all real up in herrrrrrr! I'm gonna be honest right now. I WANT TO BE HOME. The last few months have been really really REALLY hard on me, and I think I'm ready to let go of this part of my life and move on. The do-nothing-ness of this place is really getting to me and I've lost some good friendships. I know it's just part of missionary life, but all my relationships are really in and out. People come and then they move somewhere else {or just stop talking to me. HA.} I miss my friends and family in the States like cray and can't wait to get back to our life there. On top of that, I really miss snow, Starbucks, shopping malls with real stores and clothes that don't fall apart two weeks after you purchase them. I'm not saying the last two years have been ALL bad though. I've learned a lot about myself, about people, about life in general. But it's time for a gingerbread latte, youknowwhati'msayinnnnn? On the upside, my freakish boredom gives me a lot of time to do school. I should be graduating in about two months. {kidding. dude I wish.}


I'm pretty sure if you looked up EMOTIONAL EATER up in the dictionary, you'd see a huge picture of my face right before your very eyes. I've got a problem and I know it. It's no wonder I gained like 15 pounds since we got here. I'm booooored, you guys! What else am I supposed to do? Read or something? Nahh. I'm trying to fix this little issue of constant munching, but while I'm working on it, might as well munch on something healthy. VEGAN CRUNCH BARS TO THE RESCUE! They heal wounds. Make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Bring world peace. They're so simple to make and are one of those things where you're like "This is healthy? Stop playing with my heart like that." Although they're not exactly low calorie {darn you, coconut oil, you.}, they're made of nothing but wholesome ingredients and loaded with antioxidants. Golly, I really do love chocolate. 



vegan mini crunch bars

1/2 c. liquid coconut oil 
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
3 1/2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
pinch of sea salt {optional}
1/2 c. puffed brown rice cereal

In a large bowl, whisk all ingredients except for the cereal until smooth. Add in the cereal and stir until combined. Spoon into an ice cube tray- it should make about 10 mini bars. Place tray in freezer and freeze for about 3 hours or overnight. Once chilled, pop the crunch bars out of tray and place in a small container or plastic bag; store in freezer. 


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5 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear that things haven't been the greatest lately but hey- there's nothing chocolate can't fix ;)

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  2. oh my gosh these look so good.

    sidenote: i love your blog so much. it's helped my family SO much as i'm allergic to dairy and my mom is allergic to gluten. it's so hard to find things that taste good while still fitting my special diet. so thanks so much!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you and your mom have liked my recipes!

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