These Dark Chocolate Nut Bars are a copy cat of the sinfully delicious (and expensive!) KIND Bars! Roasted nuts stirred into a vanilla honey mixture and topped with dark chocolate and sea salt! My kind of snacking!
This final guest post is by one of my favorite people! Kayle from The Cooking Actress was my very first blogging friend! I’ve met up with her several times (the very first time was right before she left NYC) and she is just as sweet and effervescent in person as she is on her blog! Girl has energy!
We bonded instantly over our shared love of peanut butter and chocolate, brown butter and chocolate chip cookies. We are like eating soul mates. #fact
Between acting, planning her dream wedding, and being all-around perfect I am not sure how she has the time to bake and cook all the deliciousness that she posts! But she brings us mouthwatering treats like this Chocolate Chip Cookie Oat Pie and these Flourless Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies (seriously, I die). AND (randomly) she has the lockdown on potato recipes. If you need inspiration for potatoes…Kayle is your girl. But on to these amazing Copy Cat KIND bars!!!!
Hellooooo hello! My name is Kayle and I usually blog over at “The Cooking Actress” but I am SO excited to be popping over here today to fill in for Lindsey while she enjoys the super exciting world of culinary school while living in NEW YORK CITY. Fun fact everybody-I used to live in NYC. That’s where Lindsey and I met (in real life, that is). I was in the midst of my move (I now live in Ohio) and she was checking out culinary schools (which…obviously worked out). And another fun fact: her hubby’s family is from the Cleveland area, which is near where I live. SO when they were in town for Thanksgiving I got to meet up with the unbelievably gorgeous, fun, and (of course) talented Lindsey again! And, when I was moving, Lindsey did me a solid and guest posted for moi. So now I get to return the favor!
Enough gushing about my girlmance with Lindsey-let’s chat about these tasty bars. Have you ever had a KIND bar? It’s a sort of granola bar like situation and they’re pretty delicious. These are a copy-cat, homemade, and overall BETTER version of those bars! They’re pretty simple to make, too, guys! You just mix together some nuts and other little things. Then you cook together some molasses and honey and such. Pour that over the nuts. Mix. Press into pan. Cool. Drizzle with deliiiightful dark chocolate (which makes life worth living) and top with sea salt because it’s necessary. And then you have a healthy little snack! They’re crunchy and slightly sweet and just a touch salty and really…they’re good.