Do you usually listen to music when you cook or bake? I definitely do. Not only does music inspire me but it allows me to dance when I need to wait for something to bake in the oven. One of my all time favourite bands to listen to while in the kitchen is The Cat Empire.
Don’t blame me for promoting these guys because simply… they rock!
For those of you that do know The Cat Empire you will also know that they just released a new album and will be on a world tour very soon… which only means one thing. I will be seeing them perform live super soon and I absolutely cannot wait! While dancing/baking to The Cat Empire I whipped up a batch of these cookie snack bars that are perfect for any sort of touring or travelling.
Along with live musical outdoor events the summer is all about hitting the road to find new adventures and inspirations. Naturally in tow are some seasonal fruits and a homemade snack bar for a boost of energy. Why not combine the two? Strawberries and a snack bar to go!
I have very nostalgic memories of listening, and dancing to The Cat Empire with my best friends/roommates. Of course I was usually baking, and naturally as soon as there was a scent of something sweet wafting up the stairs each friend would quickly make their way downstairs to dance (likely story). The bonus was that if timed correctly as soon as the dancing got boring there was a treat that needed to be devoured immediately almost like wild animals
We all love a lot of other bands too, but there is something catchy about The Cat Empire that keeps you snapping and dancing every album from beginning to end!
Now about these trail bars, I actually baked the strawberries right into the mix. It turned out perfectly. It took a lot longer to bake than I had originally anticipated but it was worth the wait.
Thanks for stopping by and keep smiling and dancing in the kitchen! Cheers to friends and delightful bands!