I'm a huge fan of Lärabars, but at $1.50 a pop, I can't afford my addiction. Plus each one is around 200 calories, which is slightly high when noshing on one for just a snack.
Check out these simple instructions on how to create your own dried fruit and nut bars. You'll not only save money, but since these bars are slightly smaller, they make the perfect 150-calorie snack or dessert. These bars are made with almonds, dates, and raisins, but you can get creative and experiment with different nuts and dried fruits. I can't tell you how addicted I am to these bars!
If healthy cooking is one of your goals for 2012, be sure to enter to win a Magimix food processor and a year's worth of Kind bars.