Have you ever tried the Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew KIND bars? If you have then you know how good they are, if you haven’t….don’t. Not because they aren’t the most delicious treat but because you can save some serious dough making them yourself! Fortunately for you I have mastered the recipe.
A single KIND bar averages around $2.00. Now I haven’t tried adding up the total for each bar in my batch but I can assure you I made 12 of these for less than $24. This is especially true if you have an addiction to all things Bulk Barn like I do.
These bars taste almost identical to the original but are even healthier! The original bars contain sugar, palm kern oil, glucose and a host of other ingredients that are not necessary. It is true that KIND bars are a healthier choice when it comes to the granola bars that are available on the market since they are free of chemical additives, high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils. But if you can make an all-natural bar made from real, wholesome ingredients for minimal dollars, i’m all for putting in the effort.
At about 180 calories per bar these are definitely more calorie dense than say a special-K bar but I can assure you these will keep you full until your next meal! I always end up eating more than I should when the snacks I pack are low in calories, fat and fiber. Eating three 100-calorie packs at once really defeats the purpose doesn’t it?
If these bars last more than a few days in your house (they don’t in mine…thanks dad) then you can definitely freeze them. Just take them out 5-10 mins before eating or grab it on the go and eat it later. I always have a bar on hand to avoid getting “hangry” (hungry=angry).