Friday, June 3, 2011

Snacks & Bars

Today we leave for San Diego, as I mentioned last week. My mom is running a marathon on Sunday! Woo Hoo! We are going to cheer her on and visit some friends while we're down there. I used to live in San Diego & Orange County, so its a good excuse to stay a couple extra days and make the rounds.
For the trip, I made & packed a couple goodies that I wanted to share.

First up is a Blueberry Crumble Bar from How Sweet it is. She seriously has wayyy to make great recipes. So I warn you about visiting her site... its extremely addicting! :) Plus her posts are so humorous & entertaining. All around great blog to peruse.
 Slight crispiness on top
But still so delicious & gooey inside!

The only thing I altered was using 1/2 unsweetened applesauce & 1/2 butter. My excuse to eat more! These are so good. They would be great for breakfast, snack time & even crumbled on top of ice cream or froyo!

I also made Oatmeal Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, courtesy of Carrots 'n' Cake. She also has a fabulous blog full of delicious recipes! She has a great way of combining scrumptious & healthy, which we know is not always an easy task!
Before...
And after. 
These were so oaty & gooey!

Both recipes were so easy to make. They only had a few, basic ingredients, which made them easy recipes to chose for the trip. The Bird was very excited when he came home & saw the snack pack coming together! :)
Happy Friday All! Any fun plans for the upcoming weekend?

18 comments:

Food Glorious Food! said...

They look so yummy and best of all EASY! Thanks for the recipe dear!

Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen said...

Yum yummm - love the stuff Jess puts together - it's dangerously good looking and fullllll of all the foods that tempt me. haha

www.StarHughes.com said...

These look so good! I need to make that blueberry crumble bar - I would end up eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Have fun in San Diego!!! The weather is just starting to warm up here :) Should be a beautiful weekend for the race!
Star Hughes Living

Jenna Lee said...

they do look great. I love food like this! always looks delicious!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Haha I love it! I overuse the word "love" and "awesome" LOL!! I really do LOVE blueberries though!! Looks yummy! Have fun in San Diego!

Indigo said...

Those blueberry crumble bars look incredible! Just what I'm craving...

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

mmm, yum! i love anything tasty but healthy :)

LizAshlee said...

I need to get some blueberries...those look divine!

Travis & I are going horseback riding at Rocky Mtn National Park on Saturday, which I am super excited about...then worky work on Sunday!

Happy Friday!!! Have a fun trip!!!

Made in Sonoma said...

Have fun in SD. I'm going to the Beerfest in Santa Rosa at the Wells Fargo Center. I'm a little sad it's going to rain though! I'm sick of this crappy weather.

Your blueberry crumble bars look "precious"!

Jennifer said...

You're a baking machine! "so precious!" haha =) Love it!

Have a great weekend~!!

xoXOxo
Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

yummychunklet said...

Nothing wrong with multiple precious things! =D Your desserts look tasty.

elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

OOh, these look delicious. Send me some!

Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons* said...

Blueberry crumble bar looks yuuuuum! And now I'm trying to think of my "word" right now.... :)

Dionne said...

Oh yum - these look so good!

Hahaha, I used to always use the word Precious too, until I became friends with someone called Precious, and so it was weird when I would say to her "that's so Precious!" Hahahahaha.

Nikki said...

YUM! It's 10:30pm and now all I want is an almond butter ball. And a trip to San Diego. Have fun!

Vivienne said...

i think i only use the word precious when describing babies and kids lol.

i love the oaty and gooey treats...my kind of snacks on the go :)

Sharstin said...

Those look fantastic, hope you had a blast in sd:)

Jackie said...

Lovely snack! I love blueberry and it's so convenient to have a flavorful and healthy on-the-go snack.