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Let’s Talk AllieBars

by Allie on April 8, 2010 · 159 comments

in Dinner,Giveaway,Oven Lovin' (Baking),Product Reviews,Vegetarian

But first, last night’s dinner.

There is a grocery store on campus where I have ‘blown’ my food points in years past. Well this year, when I happened to lived a block away from the store, they were closed for renovation. Boo hoo. There has been major construction going on outside of my apartment, which is why there were many days/nights when we were without power or water throughout the year. Remember those miserable days, my veteran readers?

Anyways, the grocery store is finally open again! They built several new small buildings including an eatery, a study room, a common room, and a small gym (!!!). I’m glad I have a whole whopping month to take advantage of it now (construction was originally scheduled to be completed before the start of 2nd semester). Imagine if that mini gym had been open all semester long! It would have saved me a lot of travel time, that’s for sure. I’ll show you photos of the new buildings when I go the Grand Opening Celebration tomorrow night.

I’m telling you all of this because the grocery store has some great products including but not limited to healthy snax, organic frozen veggies, baking supplies, bars galore, and a whole line of Amy’s products. I saw these veggie burgers yesterday and had to give them a try.

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*NOTE: This box was $1 cheaper on campus than at Whole Foods!! On-campus food is always outrageously overpriced….I guess not this time.

I’ve never tried Amy’s veggie burgers before because I haven’t been un-allergic to walnuts for very long and these contain walnuts. The ingredients list is slightly longer than Dr. Praeger’s brand but I think these taste more like traditional burgers than Dr. P’s.

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I ate my Amy’s All-American veggie burger on a sandwich round with ketchup and spicy brown mustard.

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I added avocado and melted fresh mozzarella to make it a cheeseburger.

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I paired my burger with an ORANGEY salad including bell peppers, baby carrots, and kabocha squash cubes.

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Did ya see? I got a brand new glass!

I got this National Champs glass from the bookstore yesterday. Like my t-shirt, it was 100% necessary. I will be imbibing many green smoothies out of this guy.

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I also picked up a shot glass because my family collects shot glasses. Remind me to show you our extensive collection when I get back home. We buy shot glasses as souvenirs when we travel and/or visit interesting places. We have quite the collection, let me tell you.

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After dinner and throughout the rest of the night, I had some strawberries.

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I also had 2 1/2 of these granola bars bringing my total for the day to 4 1/2! Since they are whole grain and filled with good stuff, I figure it is like eating a big hearty bowl of oatmeal :) .

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Now let’s talk AllieBars.

These granola bars started as my attempt to recreate the Rosie’s bars I found on campus. Well, since trying the Rosie’s bars again, I will say my granola bars don’t taste like Rosie’s at all! I’m okay with that though, because I like them better. I think it has a lot to do with putting so much time and effort into creating the recipe as well as figuring out the perfect balance of ingredients and a method to make them stick!!

I have gotten a number of comments and emails requesting the recipe for these bars, which have been referred to as ‘AllieBars.’ (Hahahaha the sound of that cracks me up every time :) . It’s weird to hear your name in something!) As many of you know, I am putting my rather expensive degree to good use by pursuing a lucrative career post graduation…baking. Therefore, I am keeping the recipe under wraps for now incase I find a way to sell them somewhere down the line.

I really enjoy making these bars so I’ve given them away to a several bloggers and blog readers here and there. While I wish I could make them for everyone, I would go broke trying to pay for ingredients and shipping! However, I will make a batch for the winning commenter….an AllieBar giveaway.

To enter, leave a comment telling me a suggestion for a name for these bars. I will pick my favorite name, with help from my Momma. The prize will be a batch of ‘AllieBars.’

(By suggesting a name, you give me permission to use the name if I so choose to)

***EDITED TO ADD: Based on the comments so far, it looks like we don’t need any name suggestions. Leave a comment with an idea for a bar flavor or ingredient.

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1 Morgan April 8, 2010 at 9:56 am

How ’bout honoring Duke’s win? Something like “Championship Chews”

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2 Heather (Where's the Beach) April 8, 2010 at 10:01 am

I sort of like AllieBars to be honest. Then you can have “The Original” AllieBar, “The Whatever New Flavor” AllieBar, etc. I’d buy an AllieBar LOL

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3 Jessica @ How Sweet April 8, 2010 at 10:03 am

I hope someday we can try your recipe in a bakery! :)

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4 emily April 8, 2010 at 10:10 am

I actually really like the name “Alliebars.”

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5 MelissaNibbles April 8, 2010 at 10:11 am

I love the bright orange color in the salad.

I like the name Alliebars, you could make marshmallow ones and call them Allamars…the possibilities are endless really.

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6 Jessica @ JJsVinBlanc April 8, 2010 at 10:17 am

I like the name AllieBars too, but since we all our craving them so much the name “Eat Your Heart Out” Bars came to mind…or CraveBars

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7 Lauren @ Eater not a runner April 8, 2010 at 10:22 am

I actually like Alliebars too! What about A Bar. Like A for all but also “a bar”? I don’t know I’m not very creative haha

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8 Marilyn April 8, 2010 at 10:25 am

I really do like AllieBars a lot. Also LiveBars could be good, as a take on your blog name?! I’d love to try them!

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9 Megan April 8, 2010 at 10:29 am

I like the name “Alliebars”! But what about Healthy College Bars? Or something? I’m always so impressed how healthy you can eat at school! I ate horrendously in college!

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10 Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES April 8, 2010 at 10:29 am

How about ‘ALLie NATURAL’? Too pun-ny? Haha, I’d buy it :)

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11 Claire April 8, 2010 at 10:30 am

I like the name AllieBars as well.You can go a little furthur and take part of your blog name calling them Allie(‘s) Live Bars.cc

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12 Amy April 8, 2010 at 10:33 am

I agree, keep the name AllieBars. When you start mass producing them and calling them by another name, I will still call them AllieBars!

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13 Rosalie April 8, 2010 at 10:40 am

Oooh Morning post from LLE! = good start to my day

Hahaha. The name “AllieBars” has totally stuck in my mind. I agree that it’s a name that can easily encompass other flavors if you intend on expanding your line (ie: peanut butter AllieBars, Chocolate AllieBars, Cinnamon Raisin AllieBars)….. so that AllieBars might eventually be “the original bar that started it all” ???

Just speculating now :)

I want to go to Grand Central tooo (i think it’s on friday?)… but I might be busy :[

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14 Run Sarah April 8, 2010 at 10:53 am

I like AllieBars too! I have seen those Amy’s burgers around but they tend to be more pricey than other brands so I haven’t tried them, the ingredients list looks decent though so I may have to check them out.

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15 Ellie April 8, 2010 at 10:54 am

You could call them “All About A Bar” to include the All part of Allie (which I love because my name is Ellie!). However this might be copyright infringement on “About a Boy”. Unsure.

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16 Larissa H April 8, 2010 at 10:57 am

how about blue bars?

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17 Shannon April 8, 2010 at 11:12 am

Ooh, this is a toughie! I really like “AllieBars,” haha! How about “Gran-Allie-a Bars?” Too cheesy? Sound too much like “Grannie?” haha

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18 Alex April 8, 2010 at 11:13 am

Yummy G Bars

g=granola. I’d have to sit and think for hours to figure out a good one, I may get back to you in a few, haha!

A.L.L.I.E. bars

amazing
luscious
loveable
intriguing
extraordinary

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19 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 8, 2010 at 11:14 am

I like Alliebars!! But maybe that’s just because that’s what I’m used to hearing? Lol.

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20 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 8, 2010 at 11:18 am

Uh I like AlliBahBah Bars… is that how you spell it!? You know who I mean, that cartoon character!? The name seems extreeeeemly familiar either way!
I must say, I admire your reservation around Kabocha squash – when I have it, I have HUGE amounts – a few cubes just wouldn’t cut it for me :P

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21 Lauren April 8, 2010 at 11:53 am

I think you should keep them as Alliebars. That is how they started out and what everyone knows them as.

If not maybe you could call them Allie-oops like a play on the basketball term :)

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22 *Andrea* April 8, 2010 at 12:03 pm

your bars look great! wholesome, natural and delicious, i bet. i definitely saw them on KERF a lot lately (that’s a great stamp of approval hehe).

i would love to try them! i think a good name would be AllieBar since it rolls off the tongue easily and has your name in it. other ideas: NaturAllieBars!

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23 janetha April 8, 2010 at 12:10 pm

mmm that “burger” looks so good. i love avocadoooo. what, you don’t like “alliebar”?!? i think it is adorable!!!

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24 Tracy April 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm

I love dates and chia seeds in bars!!
BTW I like the name “AlliBar” too!!

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25 Tracy April 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Edited: I meant “AllieBar”!! ;)

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26 Karly April 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Bleed Blue Allie Oops!

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27 Tina April 8, 2010 at 12:19 pm

What about Snaxy Bars? I know you love your Snax and I bet these are a great one. :D

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28 Andrea J April 8, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I like the name Alliebars too, its catchy and its original.

I think I’d need to try them first to come up with a different name ;) (its worth a try, right?..lol)

Buuut, since I’m desperate lol..here are some ideas:
L.L.E Bars (Live Laugh Eat Bars)
Love Bites
Lush Bars

Ok, fail. Clearly I suck at this lol

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29 Stephanie April 8, 2010 at 12:24 pm

I like “AllieBars” too! And having tried “The original Allie Bar flavor” first hand, I’d definitely say that they are delicious! and I’d totally buy them!

I’d also love to see other kinds of fruits in them as well – especially as we all know your love of other dried fruits. I dont know how dried pineapple would taste in a bar, but it could be an interesting flavor combination.

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30 Kie April 8, 2010 at 12:27 pm

What if you were to make a Thanksgiving dinner/dessert themed bar? This way, you could incorporate pumpkin (for the traditional pies) pecans (pecan pie) and maybe some cranberries for the cranberry sauce. =]

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31 elizabeth April 8, 2010 at 12:28 pm

i love the name alliebar! coconut +cacao nib? ginger?

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32 Miranda April 8, 2010 at 12:29 pm

A pumpkin one for the fall! I love the name AllieBar!

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33 melissa April 8, 2010 at 12:30 pm

im glad soooo many people agree on alliebar as a name. its already gotten publicity on KERF, why change it? its catchy. for ingredients, i would like to see more bars w/super foods…… goji, raw cacao, hemp seeds, maca, raw honey. maybe sprouted grains? im always a fan of raisins! you could set up an etsy shop for them, make a little on the side college cash. im sure KERF readers as well as yours, would buy them! i would!

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34 Kari April 8, 2010 at 12:35 pm

i don’t have any great name ideas but i’m jealous that you’ve come up with a good sticking method! i made some granola bars of my own a couple months ago and they ended up being SO sweet and SO dense with all the honey i used to glue ‘em together. still pretty tasty though ;)

i agree that a pumpkin bar would be delicious, and a chocolate/peanut butter! i’m getting hungry just thinking about it…

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35 Elizabeth April 8, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Hey, I think an Alliebar with Coconut flakes, dried cherries, and mini chocolate chips would be amazing.
I just wanted to say that I’m a junior in college and I’m glad to find someone with eating habits like myself! Most college students just eat junk

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36 Ildie April 8, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Allie Rally Bars. It rhymes and the name makes sense because your bars give you energy.

Definition of Rally:
noun: (sports) an unbroken sequence of several successive strokes
noun: the feat of mustering strength for a renewed effort

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37 Jess April 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm

Great jjob on the giveaway! And super great about the store opening back up!
I won’t enter, as I’m not sure that you can send bars accross to Can., but I’m sure someone is going to love them! And, when you do become a famous baker, I’ll be down to buy them.

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38 Mariel April 8, 2010 at 12:52 pm

AllieBars sounds good to me! How about an almond joy flavor with almonds, coconut, and dark chocolate chunks?

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39 Andrea J April 8, 2010 at 1:02 pm

I really like Quinoa in bars, it gives them a nutty flavor and boosts the protein!

A little chocolate never hurts anything either ;)

What about a chocolate one with mint leaves? I’ve never seen a bar with mint leaves in it..would that even work? Just a thought..

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40 Maggie April 8, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Hey I’ve been reading your blog for a while now! I absolutely love your granola bars…they look soooo tasty!!

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41 Chelsea April 8, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Hi Allie, I think they would be good with cashews in them?? I would love to try them!

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42 Dani April 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm

I’m gonna have to second the cashews notion, and add some craisins and dark chocolate chips to it.

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43 Angelalovesfood April 8, 2010 at 1:40 pm

marshmallow, dark chocolate, peppermint bark.

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44 ellen eats beets April 8, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Alright lady, I think you need to come up with a heavily PECAN FLAVORED Alliebar!! I think it would just be sooooooo fitting ;)

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45 Dee April 8, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Would it be crazy to suggest a Peanut Butter or Red Velvet Alliebar? LOL! ;)

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46 Sarah R April 8, 2010 at 1:57 pm

I don’t see what’s wrong with AllieBars, but I can understand you maybe wanting something different. I really like the name Crave Bars but I see someone has already mentioned it. I notice that you use the phrase ‘out of this world’, could you do something with that? Or what about ACBs–Allie’s crack bars? Ugh… I’m so not good at naming things!!

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47 Michelle April 8, 2010 at 2:03 pm

hahah how cute that you’ve decided so quickly on AllieBar!! I also think it’s a fabulous name. muahahah

My suggestion for the Allie bar would be kefir!! It is So representative of Allie and packs so many nutrients you can’t get from other dried ingredients.

Don’t mind me, but another suggestion is puffed millet cereal!! I get them from WF and it’s cheap!! They’ll add volume to the bar AND represents Allie’s love for millet bread. :) Sound good? heheh

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48 Anna April 8, 2010 at 2:13 pm

I think we’ve all agreed: alliebars!!

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49 Debbie Chimento April 8, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Hi Allie,How about dried pineapple,coconut and macadamia nuts.Call it Maui Breeze! I want to win!!!

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50 Gabriela @ Fro-Yo Lover April 8, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Amazing post, Allie!
Loved the Alliebars giveaway idea!
Good luck!
Btw – you should do a PB-flavoured one. Just saying ;)
Have a great day!
Brazilian XOXO´s,
Gabriela

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51 glidingcalm April 8, 2010 at 2:38 pm

ooo! excited to see the post-construction pictures!

i’ve heard Amy;s burgers are fab, but i have yet to try.

im in class right now, but of course i had to enter this giveaway!!

i sayyyyyyyyy banana bread flavor!

anything banana = heaven.

or a vanilla almond would be bizombin

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52 Rachel April 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Hi Allie! I love almonds, chocolate and I think graham cracker would be a good fun ingredient!

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53 Christie April 8, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I think your ‘fans’ (including me) are all on the “AllieBars” train!

It looks like you use cranberries. Have you tried using dried cherries? I LOVE those in bars! Maybe you could do one called a “champion blue devil bar” and use blueberries!

~Christie

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54 Sarah-Mae @ Eat, Run, Knit April 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm

S’mores. For sure. Or chocolate peanut butter, because who doesn’t love chocolate with things like toffee, peanut butter, almond butter, or just about anything… ha!

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55 Sarah April 8, 2010 at 2:57 pm

How about peanut butter (or almond butter) & jelly! YUM! 8-)

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56 Christina (Dinner at Christina's) April 8, 2010 at 3:07 pm

PEANUT BUTTER! Oh and I so hope I win! hehe

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57 kaila April 8, 2010 at 3:22 pm

ooh a new flavor bar could be apple cinnamon, or pumpkin raisin, or something with dried cherries like a cacao nib and cherry bar! Pick me!

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58 Katie April 8, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Coconut chocolate chip please! Maybe some dried pineapple thrown in there too. :)

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59 Anna @ OatsnBoats April 8, 2010 at 3:25 pm

I love dates in granola bars.
Other ideas… dark chocolate, mint (mmm… a mint granola bar would be super refreshing), apple…
I also think AllieBar is an adorable name.

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60 sarah (the SHU box) April 8, 2010 at 3:25 pm

was i the first to come up with that!?!? i know kath used the term too, but i didn’t know if she had seen it on my blog first! likely more just a case of great minds think alike :) :)

i predict GREAT THINGS for the allibars!

and my flavor idea: blueeeeeberry ginger.

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61 Lauren April 8, 2010 at 3:26 pm

So I had been meaning to tell you that I didn’t think you should give out the recipe! :) I would LOVE to see it sold someday!!! Definitely love “alliebar.” Hmm maybe a dark chocolate mocha flavor, or one of your faves-carrot cake? Could it work?

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62 Amy April 8, 2010 at 3:34 pm

I vote that you do a Pumpkin Seed Cheddar flavor one, it sounds like the perfect combination of savory items. =]

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63 Michele April 8, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Dark chocolate cranberry! Would be delicious.

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64 Yinkee April 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm

I think the name Alliebar is a great idea! It rolls off the tongue easily and it’s short.

I think….you should do sesame honey almond for a flavor, drawing inspiration from the almonds that you like (I love them too!).

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65 Katie @ Health for the Whole Self April 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm

Some kind of chocolate cherry combination would be delicious!

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66 Hilary April 8, 2010 at 3:37 pm

How about adding chia seeds for some extra protein and omega 3′s?!

Love your blog :)

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67 teens eat April 8, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Your flavor should be Pumpkin White Chocolate Almond Butter. mmm, we made blondies that flavor :)

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68 Rika April 8, 2010 at 3:44 pm

I suggest chocolate, coconut, died cherries, and almond into one bar as a flavor!

I like the name Alliebar, but I’m kinda wary by it at the same time because of the diet pills named Alli(sp?). :S

Anyway, if you’re open to suggestions! I would suggest “Oaty Dotty” because your bar looks so clean like its a pattern/design. The ingredients seem like its designed in a polka dot behavior :D

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69 ida April 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm

How about a bar with some dried mango? Or mini marshmallows:)

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70 Kate April 8, 2010 at 4:01 pm

So glad to hear you are genuinely planning to do the bakery thing. It seems like such a good fit for you. I think a banana bread alliebar would be a winner.

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71 emilie April 8, 2010 at 4:14 pm

flavors! let’s see…my favorites flavors to recreate in baking are usually maple, s’mores, and chai!

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72 Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 8, 2010 at 4:28 pm

I like the AllieBar name just as it is too!!!
As for flavors, definitely something with Pumpkin! Maybe with raisins, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices…
Or how about a tropical one with coconut, dried mango/pineapple. Or a springy one with dried strawberries, blueberries, and maybe white chocolate chips? Yum!

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73 Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 8, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Mocha cranberry. Maybe it’s just me but I love the combo of chocolately-mocha with sweet dried cranberries. :D

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74 Monica April 8, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Dried cherries and dried banana chips would be delicious!

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75 Krissy April 8, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Maybe some coconut? Coconut makes everything better! :D

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76 Kelly April 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm

I like Alliebars too! And I’m glad that by the time I got here it was changed to suggesting flavours because I am awful at coming up with names! I have been seriously considering starting up my own food blog but am having the hardest time coming up with a name that I love! How silly is that?

Anyway, flavours I think you should look into are s’more flavour (chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallow), peanut butter and chocolate (maybe even dark chocolate? mmm), maybe a tropical one? (with dried tropical fruit like papaya and mango with coconut) or what about a pina colada like one with dried pineapple and coconut? I also love nuts (pecans and walnuts) so anything with those and chocolate would be great! All this talk is making me hungry! :)

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77 Nicole, RD April 8, 2010 at 5:20 pm

So cute! I love it! Alliebars!!

I think cranberry coconut! YUM!

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78 Jae April 8, 2010 at 5:45 pm

chocolate covered pomegranite seeds?

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79 Danielle April 8, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Bummer…I’ve been wanting to try these out myself. Sooo excited for your baking venture though…maybe one day I will be buying some from you ;)

Fun ingredients: Chia seeds, coconut, pumpkin seeds, toffee bits (I vote for toffee :) )

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80 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine April 8, 2010 at 5:54 pm

Chocolate cherry almond anything gets me every time…and I know you aren’t allergic to almonds!!

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81 Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble April 8, 2010 at 5:56 pm

I think AllieBars are a great name. There are so many bars out there that Allie kind of attaches it to the source where they came from – you!

That burger looks delicious! Makes me hungry!

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82 Simply Life April 8, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Great giveaway! Bar flavor or ingredient? I always go for WHOLE nuts in any bar- that makes it a winner in a my booK!

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83 Young April 8, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Maybe some interesting twists with spiced dried mango, chili spiced cashews, or lemon grass and line for some Thai flavor? I am obsessed with savory nut snacks these days. ;-)

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84 Errign April 8, 2010 at 6:26 pm

I going to have to suggest quinoa and dried raspberries!

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85 Laura @ youngDCliving April 8, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Some sort of carrot-cake inspired flavor!! Maybe drizzles of some sort of healthy icing (maple?) on top :)

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86 BroccoliHut April 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Whoa, Uncle Harry’s has already re-opened?? How did I not know this?! We should totally go shopping there together sometime. I might have to make a trip this evening, now that I know it’s open:)

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87 Tay April 8, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Cookie and cream flavor!!

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88 Lisa April 8, 2010 at 6:59 pm

I wish there were bars flavored with sweet adzuki beans

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89 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 8, 2010 at 7:06 pm

What about a pina colada flavoured bar? With dried pineapple and coconut!

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90 Karla April 8, 2010 at 7:39 pm

I think an almond joy inspired bar with chocolate, coconut and almonds would be amazing!

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91 Jillian April 8, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I’m thinking peanut butter and banana (though I am certainly not opposed to the s’mores others have suggested!).

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92 Yuki April 8, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Cranberry raisin with a hint of coconut! Crispy rice adds a nice texture to it as well! SOooo good !

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93 Katherine April 8, 2010 at 8:09 pm

PUMPKIN!
Katherine

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94 Katherine April 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm

PS- how can I still get a chance to win? Don’t leave me in the cold!

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95 Jessica @ JJsVinBlanc April 8, 2010 at 8:25 pm

Maybe toffee, almonds, and apricots or dried banana chips

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96 VeggieGirl April 8, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Bar flavor = chocolate-dulce de leche with almonds.

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97 Emi April 8, 2010 at 8:29 pm

ELVIS ALLIEBAR!! (PB and Banana) ohhhh yes I could basically live off that.
How on earth do you manage college and creating amazing recipes at the same time I have no idea, but I love it. :)

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98 ZenLizzie April 8, 2010 at 8:35 pm

How about orange + chocolate or maybe coconut + sweet spices like cinnamon or nutmeg or ginger?

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99 Heather (Where's the Beach) April 8, 2010 at 8:40 pm

I see how you are, changing the rules as you go LOL! How about a play off of your Carrot Cake Almond Butter Bars recipe? I could totally go for a Carrot Cake Granola Bar.

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100 Anna April 8, 2010 at 9:16 pm

How about something salty/sweet like sesame??

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101 Claire April 8, 2010 at 9:44 pm

cocoa nibs,coconut and dried cherries!!or cocoa nibs and almonds w/cranberries:-)cc

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102 laura April 8, 2010 at 10:00 pm

definitely add in some chia seeds!

i would love to see a bar containing peanut butter..and possible banana? and chocolate? the three best ingredients ever!

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103 maren April 8, 2010 at 10:02 pm

i was going to say a carrot cake granola bar with carrots, raisins, walnuts, etc.. but since others have already mentioned this, i also think some delicious, but healthy bars would include- dried figs, pistachios, unsweetened coconut, dried apples, and chia seeds.

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104 Kyla April 8, 2010 at 10:27 pm

mmm dark chocolate, peanuts, banana chips, and coconut sound pretty fabulous in a bar!

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105 Julie @SavvyEats April 8, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Pumpkin Pie! Pumpkin + pumpkin pie spices!

Your post-grad plans sound a lot like mine… baking + writing instead of the engineering I’ve been studying! We should chat sometime!

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106 Kristina April 8, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Your bars look great! I would definitely love a sweet and salty almond flavor…raisins and carob chips would also be yummy

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107 Lindsay April 8, 2010 at 10:56 pm

I think that a perfect bar would invlove yogurt raisins, pretzel bits, peanuts, and m&m’s!!

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108 Molly April 8, 2010 at 11:04 pm

I think Alliebars is a super cute name.. but kind of very similar to Larabars Nonetheless I think the bar should have your name in it.

Awesome Duke purchases miss.

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109 Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl April 8, 2010 at 11:21 pm

I love hazelnuts and chocolate! :-)

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110 Brittany April 8, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Pumpkin seeds, coconut, and dark chocolate!

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111 Michelle April 9, 2010 at 12:06 am

Allie,

I love the carrot cake idea since you love carrot cake so much! It would be cool if you did a line for healthy plays on cakes- coconut, pinapple upside down, apple walnut, etc. I am also really into the idea of a coconutty cranberry flavor- so coconut, a mixed nut butter, and cranberries or another tart berry. Good luck with your endeavor!!!!

Michelle

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112 Eva April 9, 2010 at 12:15 am

ingredient: dried hibiscus. it has an almost pomegranate-like taste and it’s not very sweet but I think it would be delicious!

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113 Rosalie April 9, 2010 at 12:46 am

almonds and dried apple rings :D
because almond butter + fuji apples = my favorite snack EVER

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114 Kaye April 9, 2010 at 12:50 am

I’m glad you’ve decided to stick with Alliebar! It’s a good marketing plan! Become the brand Allie…become the brand!
I think you should do something with dark chocolate…and raisins…OR dark chocolate covered raisins! Yum! Or spelt flakes, I think spelt is awesome, but I’ve never seen them in a bar!

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115 maria April 9, 2010 at 12:54 am

I vote coffee and chocolate. And maybe some marshmallows for funsies! :)

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116 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] April 9, 2010 at 3:03 am

I can’t believe I almost missed this post! Although, I have my own AllieBars already to enjoy. I, too, like the name. It has a nice ring : )

Flavor combo: dried cherry, almond, [dark chocolate?] flax

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117 Alisha April 9, 2010 at 3:16 am

goji berries sound greattt

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118 Gina April 9, 2010 at 5:30 am

Anything with dates and unsweetened chocolate is a winner in my belly!
:)

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119 Crunchy Granola Gal April 9, 2010 at 5:38 am

pumpkin & white chocolate would be faaaab!

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120 Jessica April 9, 2010 at 5:59 am

Chocolate, hazelnut and banana chips! Yum!!

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121 Jessie April 9, 2010 at 7:57 am

How about cacao nibs and goji berries? :D

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122 Naomi (onefitfoodie) April 9, 2010 at 9:01 am

ohh man you know I am dying to try these…as I was a commenter asking for the recipe :) I do understand that you want to keep it coveted for now thougH!

as for flavors I have two suggestions
1. sweet and salty mix so you could add some dried cherries, chocolate chips and bits of pretzel!

2. I know you love dried pinapple and banana chips so you totally should make a tropical bar! you could add pineapple, banana chips, coconut, dried mango? YUM!!!!

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123 Vann April 9, 2010 at 9:08 am

Alliebar sounds really cool!

Wad about a green bar? Like a green monster? :D

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124 Dee April 9, 2010 at 9:12 am

A tropical Alliebar with dried pineapple, banana chips, shaved coconut, and whatever else. I love a ton of things in granola bars to make it naturally sweet and tart and the combination textures of crunchy and chewy.

Or a pb sandwiched Allie with raspberry jam and almonds.

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125 Krista April 9, 2010 at 11:14 am

Great idea to have a bar contest, Allie!

I really like Amy’s burgers and go through them like wildfire in the summer…

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126 Sarah L. April 9, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Mmmmm… I think cacao nibs and dates should make their way into your AllieBars. :)

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127 Sumner April 9, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I have been obsessed with oatmeal lately, and I think that having an oatmeal AllieBar to grab on the run would be great! It would save a ton of time not having to make the oatmeal. Currently I am loving oatmeal with vanilla peanut butter, chia seeds and blueberries! Yum!

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128 Jessica April 9, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Dried banana, golden raisins, dried mango, chocolate and coconut!
Sounds like a winning combo to meeeee :)

I hope you think so too because I’m DYING to try your Alliebar’s after seeing so many awesome reviews on other blogs!

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129 Andrea April 9, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Peanut butter of pumpkin flavoured!!

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130 Hannah April 9, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Dark chocolate chips, macadamia nuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, dried cherries (and other dried fruits/berries), and coconut would be soOo good in an Alliebar! =]

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131 Rika April 9, 2010 at 7:29 pm

another flavor combo: dried currants, pistachios, pepitas, flavored with orange juice and or orange zest!

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132 Jul April 9, 2010 at 8:02 pm

ginger! and mango, and cashew. :-)

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133 Jessica@Healthy Exposures April 9, 2010 at 8:23 pm

My ginger-loving self would be alll about some sort of ginger flavored bar!! Ginger-MacadamiaNut? With chunks of crystallized ginger?!
Or coconut, cranberry & macadamia nut. Yum!

These bars look amaaazing, by the way. They are so perfect – can’t wait for the day I see them in stores ;)

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134 Colleen April 9, 2010 at 9:26 pm

candied ginger!!! yummy :)

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135 amanda @ fake ginger April 9, 2010 at 9:41 pm

I am OBSESSED with dried apricots right now so I’d love to see one featuring them.

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136 Me-Linh @ Sweet and Sweat April 9, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Hmm well a some really yummy ingredients could include dried papayas, ground up peppermint (Christmas cane), cinnamon, vanilla wafers…:) I love the name Alliebars!

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137 Rosie April 9, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Hi Allie,

Kinda off the wall but I would love a green tea flavoured bar!

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138 Mandiee April 10, 2010 at 1:00 am

a Smores Alliebar or a carrot cake Alliebar would be amazing! can you tell those are my favorite treats :) ?

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139 Jessica Lee April 10, 2010 at 4:53 am

Make a Smore’s flavored one so naturally there would have to be chocolate chips, graham crackers and marshmallows in it!

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140 Ashley April 10, 2010 at 8:04 am

Hmmm, how about dark chocolate, white chocolate and raspberry! YUM!

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141 Lana April 10, 2010 at 9:34 am

I’ve been making bars with dried apricots, walnuts, and vanilla…It’s heavenly!!
I would love to try yours!!!

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142 rebekah (clarity in creation.) April 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm

if you make a cocoa nib dried raspberry flavor, i will make you my wife. :)
deal?
-r

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143 Carlyn April 10, 2010 at 7:09 pm

hmm how about you do some chocolate dipped ones? dip the bottom side into some dark chocolate and perhaps put some cocoa nibs in there(: maybe not as healthy but still delicious sounding!

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144 Dena Semkowski April 12, 2010 at 2:38 pm

You definitely need a tropical bar! I adore Hawaii, and a bar including coconut, macadamia nuts, and dried pineapple chunks would be incredible! Think about it ;)

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145 Michelle B August 14, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Hmm, I think oatmeal cookie (flavor) with butterscotch chips and coconut would make an awesome AllieBar!

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146 brightKaye November 4, 2010 at 1:56 pm

How do you make the famous ALLIEBAR?? Recipe please!

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147 Julia March 3, 2011 at 3:54 pm

I would LOVE to have a mocha/coffee flavored Alliebar. Like a granola, chocolate covered espresso beans, with fruit mixed in. YUM!

Love the AllieBar name by the way, and am dying for a home-made granola bar now!

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148 Andrea March 3, 2011 at 9:54 pm

You should try to add brazil nuts! That would be so delicious! Or even butterscotch chips or caramel swirls!! yummo! Must got find something to munch on!

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149 Claire @ Live and Love To Eat March 3, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I had a similar experience when I was in college with feeling the burden of spending “dining dollars”. I stocked up on 25 of the Amy’s Teriyaki bowls and they lasted me a whole summer! Great find with the burgers!

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150 Tay April 16, 2011 at 2:39 pm

What are the texture of Alliebars like? Soft and chewy throughout, crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, crunchy throughout, something else…? Haha. Thanks!

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