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Paleo/primal treats

The most difficult part of going paleo/primal with children has to be snacks and treats.  They get tired of celery and apples after having so many years of goldfish and cookies!  I’ve tried many paleo recipes I’ve found on pinterest, and most of them are a big, fat, fail.  I’ve found the most reliable sources for paleo/primal recipes are:  Nom Nom Paleo, PaleOMG and Elana’s Pantry.

Here are two delicious recipes that work every time:

Double layer fudge from PaleOMG:  The first time I made it with paleo no-no peanut butter and it was delicious.  The next time I made it with almond butter, and it was equally yummy.  Just make sure your almond butter is salted – you need the salty to balance the sweet of the chocolate.

No-bake energy bars from dramaticpancake.com:  The first time I made these, I used dried blueberries instead of cherries, and they were awesome.  Parker requested that I make the next batch without chia, since he doesn’t like the texture.  My latest batch subbed chopped hazelnuts for the chia, and I used dried cherries.  I regret having even one little taste of this version, because I am finding it hard to restrain myself from eating it!  Tip – make sure you grease the wax paper with coconut oil before you press in the bars.

http://www.dramaticpancake.com

Here’s another win:  I made my kind bar hack this week with dried apples and toasted walnuts (omit the chocolate) – double yum!  The boys loved it and Parker couldn’t stop eating it!  It is very easy to make variations on this recipe – next I’m going to make a southern pecan version!

 All of these recipes are very easy to make, and even easier to eat.  Hope you enjoy!