snacks Archives | Stephanie Dreyer

snacks Archives | Stephanie Dreyer

August 28, 2018

These Energy Balls are super simple and quick to throw together. They make a great protein-packed, portable snack, as well as a fun activity to do with the kids. This recipe is a healthier alternative to packaged sugary snack bars and fruit leathers.

Energy Balls

Servings 6 balls


  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance coconut peanut butter
  • 1 TBL maple syrup
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 2 TBL almond meal
  • 2 TBL mini vegan chocolate chips
  • 1 TBL sunflower seeds roasted and unsalted
  • 1 TBL sliced almonds
  • 1 TBL Hemp Hearts


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well until combined.
  2. Using a scooper or your hands, form into golf sized balls.
  3. Enjoy immediately or chill until ready to eat.

November 4, 2017

Vegan nachos!!! Oh my goodness, this recipe is so fun! Whether you are making a platter for Taco Tuesday, stacking a pile for a poolside snack, or throwing a party with a DIY nacho bar, you are going to love this recipe for Vegan Black Bean Nachos.

I have taken out all of the animal products in this delicious recipe, but have kept all the flavor with black and pinto beans, dairy-free cheese and sour cream, guacamole and fresh veggies. Get creative with your toppings:



Soy curls

Vegan bacon

Green onions

Red onion

Cilantro….let your creativity take you to delicious places!

These are super easy to make and I really like the idea of setting up a DIY nacho bar for a fun way to entertain. Want more nachos? Get my Matzah Nachos recipe here!

Vegan Black Bean Nachos


  • 1 can pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn drained
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/4 vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 dollop vegan sour cream (preferably Tofutti)
  • 2-3 dollops guacamole
  • 2-3 dollops salsa
  • 1 cup Daiya cheddar-style shreds
  • 5 cups tortilla chips


  1. Heat broth in a saute pan and add onion. Cook 5 minutes until softened.
  2. Add the beans, corn, and taco seasoning. Stir to combine and cook 4 minutes until heated through. Set aside.
  3. Spread the chips into a microwave safe bowl or onto a dish.
  4. Spoon the bean mixture over the chips.
  5. Sprinkle the cheese on top, and microwave about 1 minute until the cheese is melted.
  6. Top with dairy-free sour cream, salsa, and guacamole.

Black beans, dairy-free cheese and veggie toppings are delicious atop these mouth-watering Vegan Black Bean Nachos #dairyfree #meatless #vegan #plantbased






August 30, 2017

If you like to batch cook your snacks for the week, you are going to love this recipe!  With school back in session next week, this will become part of my weekly Sunday prep. I will pack it in my kiddos’ school lunches all week long. My husband loves it too! This is a savory blend, but you could also make it sweet by using Cinnamon Sugar.  This is also easily made this gluten-free by using gluten-free pretzels.  Try it out and let me know what you think!

Snack Mix


  • 6 cups pretzels
  • 6 cups rice “Chex” style cereal
  • 6 cups Earth Balance Buttery Popcorn
  • 1/4 cup Earth Balance Butter Spread, melted
  • 1 1/2 tbl seasoning mix of your choice (I use Penzey’s Spices Sandwich Sprinkle)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spread pretzels and cereal in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
  3. Pour Earth Balance melted spread over the mix. Sprinkle your seasoning on top and toss until well combined.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and allow to cool about 10 minutes. Stir in the popcorn.
  6. Store in an airtight container for about a week.

Snack Mix







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