Testimonials for Matisse & Jack's Power Snacks (formerly known as Trailblaze Bake-at-home Energy Bars)
Honestly, I have no idea how they made a delicious brownie with 6g of protein and no aftertaste, but I'm too busy wrestling my children for the last one to care.
For parents who want to bake, or even introduce baking to their little ones, but don't have the time or ingredients sitting around the kitchen to make homemade baked goods, this is a perfect idea and they're packed with healthy ingredients and no added junk.
I simply followed their baking instructions, which required adding honey, butter and water to their mix and then added a tablespoon of the mixture to my mini-muffin pan, to create "mini bites". They smelled so good while they were baking (which is under 15 minutes) and better yet, they looked and tasted homemade.
You can keep a box in your pantry for a last minute dessert or snack and the bars are great for school lunches, picnics and camping.
That's another cool thing about these mixes. The box offers variations on the original recipe. You can add ingredients to spice them up, or you can try a lower fat variation.
They tasted great and the kids liked them so much they asked for the bars to be put them in their lunch the next day.
Mix everything up and about 30 minutes later you have some fantastic treats! I added some frozen blueberries to boost the antioxidant power... my family loved them. They were tOATally delicious.
Rated #1 in blind taste test of 11 leading energy bars.
"Just stir in a couple wet ingredients and bake. We loved the oven-fresh taste."
"... were exceptionally yummy. They beat almost every energy bar I've ever tried, and had a fresh-baked flavor that strikes as a cross between a good scone and a granola bar."
"As my kitchen filled with the aroma of melting chocolate, I began to think smug thoughts about the homebaked-yet-healthy snack I'd serve my kids after school. But did they taste as good as they smelled? Yes! The "homebaked" part made all the difference."
"Warning: Trailblaze Bake-at-Home Energy bars are highly addictive... It turns out that these [bars] are the best-tasting energy food, ever... I'm a fan. And they held up just fine in my jersey pocket over a three-hour ride, so they're trail-ready. Sixteen thumbs up: eight people tried 'em, and we all liked 'em."
"[Each bag] produces a healthy yield of bars that were devoured faster than we made them. The best feature is that since you're the baker, you can add any ingredients you wish."
"TrailBlaze... make your own energy bars ar home and forgo the packaging."
"Sometimes going the extra mile--or in this case, taking 35 minutes to bake--has a great payoff. Matisse & Jack's is more economical than pre-packaged bars and much more eco-friendly."
"This great idea is long overdue.... I tried both mixes. I was surprised how easy it was to have fresh energy bars in 40 minutes.
The bars are tasty.... The price makes this a steal."
"We supply our aide stations with fresh-baked TrailBlaze energy bars and the response from our athletes has been outstanding. This was the first time that there have been no leftover energy bars at one of our races."
"Was so easy! My 4 year old daughter had so much fun making it with me. It makes me feel good that I can provide a healthy snack for my kids and they love them."
"In my tests, the company's two current flavors were exceptionally yummy, beating out almost every energy bar I've ever tried and embodying a fresh-baked flavor that strikes me as a cross between a good scone and a granola bar."
"Matisse & Jack's has just come out with an energy bar baking mix that solves all the usual problems associated with energy bars.... whereas some "energy bars" are really just glorified candy bars, TrailBlaze bars contain loads of fresh ingredients...."
"These new bars by Matisse & Jack's of San Francisco are fresher-tasting because they are fresh -- you bake them yourself."
"The kids inhaled two of the chocolate chip bars apiece -- I'll take that as two enthusiastic thumbs up... ;)"
"I followed the recipe on the side of the Chocolate Chip box to make "Oatmeal Energy Cookies," which I veganized... The resulting cookies were --and I'm not being hyperbolic--orgasmic."
"Matisse & Jack's oatmeal energy bars are exceptionally good and they are pretty easy to make."
"I made the energy bars for a no-cook backpacking trip and they were great! Much better than the ones I've made from scratch."
"The flavor is amazing. I've been on the Weight Watchers diet (since working out alone didn't budge the pounds around my middle) and these energy bars are much better for me than regular energy bars."
"They are delicious. And I loved the idea that they were fresh and not packaged. The ingredients are healthy and don't overload of preservatives and sugars."