Imagine Twinkies, Doritos, and Cheez-Its without the artificial colors and preservatives, full of wonderful flavors and nutrients from whole grains and natural sugars, and easily made in your own kitchen. Lara Ferroni shows you how with this collection of 50 nostalgic childhood treats that satisfy your junk food cravings, but without all the junk. For those with gluten sensitivity or who prefer vegan treats, all recipes offer suggestions as well.
“"Brilliant! All the childhood treats I'm nostalgic for in one smart volume. Toaster tarts, cereal bars, and ice cream sandwiches made from real ingredients? I'll take one of each, please." Heidi Swanson, author of Super Natural Everyday "Lara's book is a beautifully photographed selection of 'goûters' (snacks) that will make you want to rush into the kitchen and bake for your children, family, and friends. If you feel short of ideas to make healthful snacks (also gluten free and vegan), her book has the answer." Béa Peltre, La Tartine Gourmande"Real Snacks is a dream come true. We all know we should eat quinoa, kale, and carrots at every meal, but sometimes we need a treat. If that treat is made with whole grains and alternative sweeteners, all the better. Lara Ferroni's playful yet truly helpful book introduces readers to unfamiliar ingredients such as amaranth flour or coconut palm sugar in the midst of making moon pies, chocolate toffee bars, and crunchy cheese puffs. That so many of the recipes can be made gluten-free is a boon for those of us who have to avoid gluten entirely. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to make some nacho cheese tortilla chips." Shauna Ahern, Gluten-Free Girl”