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My friends call me the "grammar goddess." Really. ;-) I own a freelance writing, editing and tutoring business. Previously, I served three years as food editor for The Morning Sun in Mt. Pleasant, which kindled my interest in food writing. My other areas of expertise in writing include features, community news, architecture/construction and engraving/personalization. I have a frightening number of cookbooks and watch too many DIY, HGTV, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Antiques Roadshow (BBC and PBS versions) shows. And I tweak nearly every recipe I make.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Product Review: In Praise of LÄRABAR, Post Cocoa Mole

I was sunk when my favorite LÄRABAR disappeared. I even went so far as to look up how to make my own Cocoa Mole bars, but so far I haven't done so. However, if you want to give it a shot, try these blog links: 
Still, as time went on, I found other favorites, Banana Bread and Pecan Pie among them. (Both taste quite a bit like their sugar-laden counterparts.)

Whatever flavor you choose, I have learned it's best to only eat half a bar at once, unless you're using it as a meal replacement. (They're quite dense.)

One thing you can do is make your LÄRABARS into bite-sized treats. Roll them into tiny spheres and serve as a dainty appetizer to accompany savory cheese and crackers or various types of cheese cubes along with a veggie tray.

I think LÄRABARS are one of the best "healthy" desserts around, other than fresh fruit. Why? Because most of them are made solely of fruit, seasonings and nuts. If you hide the wrappers, your guests may mistake them for a fancy sweet truffle.

I usually buy them at Kroger, though you can buy them in bulk at Amazon as well.