Van’s makes summer delicious with sweet New Snacks

……..Van’s sent me samples of Cranberry almond Snack Bar, Peanut butter Chocolate snack bars, and a couple boxes of the snack crackers to try and let you know what I thought of it… Plus I get to giveaway a Coupons to my readers as well. All I can say is YUMMY.. I am in love with, and have been for a very long time. WITH , Van’s products. My local grocer carries Van’s waffles and I adore them.. They are the only brand I will buy now.

Van’s new Cranberry Almond and Chocolate Chip snack bars are amazing. my family had the pleasure of trying a couple boxes of them out and let me say they didn’t last that long. We had intended on allowing my daughter to take them in her lunch, and so she thought she would as well, but as we started to “taste test” them, we fell in love with them and realized they were gone. They were so delicious we couldn’t put them down until they were gone.

Along with the snack bars we were sent some crackers as well to try out, I am going to share a couple recipes with the pictures of the snacks these recipes created with you and then below you enter a Giveaway Contest to win 4 fabulous coupons you can use to go buy yourself these four products that I used in these recipes.

These two recipes (see below the Giveaway) require 1 box of Van’s Multigrain snack crackers and 1 box of “Lot’s of everything” Snack crackers.. You can mix-n-match for each recipe as we did.. The flavors are amazing.. We used these two recipes as “toppings –  dips” for the crackers. See the Photo’s..

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These are Vegetarian recipes

1.)  Cheesy Ranch Spread


  • Van’s Snack crackers – flavor of your choice ( I used Multigrain & “Lot’s of everything” flavors..)
  • 1 –  6oz package of soft Neufchâtel cream cheese (low fat)
  • 1/2 cup low fat sour cream
  • 1 packet Ranch dip mix – powder form (found in the salad dressing isle)
  • 1 small organic cucumber sliced (peeled if you like, be sure to rinse well
  • 20  cherry tomato’s sliced in half
  • fresh baby spinach


  1. in a small bowl mix the sour cream, packet of ranch mix and cream cheese together until well blended, set aside with a clean butter knife or cheese spread knife for guests to use to spread on to the crackers (or not, if it’s relaxed atmosphere, they can just DIP the crackers into the mix).
  2. have the sliced tomato’s in a separate bowl
  3. set up the fresh baby spinach in a separate bowl
  4. have the sliced organic cucumber in a separate bowlRanch-CheesyDIP (1)
  5. ** You can have this set up as a self serve so Guests can create their own and choose what they want on an assembly line type thing, or, you can PRE-prepare the crackers yourself..  Placing a Slice of cucumber first on top of the cracker, then the ranch-cheese dip, then spinach leaf, then tomato

 Make it NOT SO VEGETARIAN “ Options “

Add in some sliced Turkey and your favorite Cheeses too

like sliced Munster  or Provolone (for the kids)







2.)  Greek Shrimp



  • 1 –  1/2 lb bag shrimp, raw deveined each cut in half crosswise
  • 1 – T honeygreekstyleshrimp
  • 1 – T EVOO
  • 3/4 –  t Oregano
  • 1/2 –  t salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 –  lemon
  • 1/2 cup hummus for recipe –
  • 1 –  t grated lemon peel
  • Van’s Snack crackers – flavor of your choice ( I used Multigrain & “Lot’s of everything” flavors..)



  1. Grill shrimp with Olive oil, honey, oregano, salt and pepper.
  2. Grill lemon slices to give grill marks (just for looks) then cut in quarter pieces
  3. mix humus  with lemon peel, spread on crackers and then place shrimp on top of hummus


* For kids: mix it up by adding in some meats and cheeses (see pictures.. My daughter wasn’t happy until I added some sliced turkey and Munster cheese to the menu.. lol, and fiancé wanted sliced Tomato and Cucumber.. So you see, the possibilities are endless and the flavors are endless as well… Your mouth will thank you..

** you could switch it up also, too add a variety pack of already flavored hummus also, to add other flavors as well, that is also what we did..…

Hummus-no shrimp-no meatWith Meat-n-cheese-NO shrmp-hummus







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  • #1
    Posted by Pearlie Valenzuela on May 31st, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip – Delicious peanut butter and chocolate come together in these chewy baked whole grain snack bars. With 8g of gluten free whole grains and 4g of fiber, these bars take the guilt out of guilty pleasure. Ingredients: (that we are proud of!) Gluten Free Whole Oats, Brown Rice Syrup, Invert Cane Sugar, Fig Paste (Fig Paste, Fig Concentrate), Peanut Butter Chips (Sugar, Palm Kernel Oil, Peanut Flour, Nonfat Dry Milk, Salt, Non-GMO Soy Lecithin), Chocolate Chips (Sugar, Chocolate Liquor, Cocoa Butter, Non-GMO Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Extract), Peanut Butter, Flax Seeds, Peanut Flour, Inulin, Baking Soda, Non-GMO Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Sea Salt, Peanut Extract, Vanilla Extract, Almond Butter. Contains: Soy, Milk, Peanuts and Almonds.
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  • #2
    Posted by joanna on June 9th, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Vans whole grain waffles… haven’t tried them yet but i hear they are so good.

  • #3
    Posted by Kim Wentworth on June 9th, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    The waffles look yummy.

  • #4
    Posted by Rena (An Ordinary Housewife) on June 9th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I think I’d like to try the waffles. But a lot of it looks good!

  • #5
    Posted by melissak3 on June 9th, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    any one of the snack bars.. they all look yummy

  • #6
    Posted by Joana A on June 9th, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    I would like to try the Gluten Free French Toast Sticks

  • #7
    Posted by David on June 9th, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    You can’t go wrong with buttermilk pancakes.

  • #8
    Posted by Sara on June 9th, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Say cheese crackers

  • #9
    Posted by Melissa Johnson on June 9th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    I would love to try the Vanilla Waffle Sticks. Sounds yummy!

  • #10
    Posted by Amy Boyington on June 11th, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Multigrain English Muffins. I LOVE English Muffins, but I know they aren’t the absolute healthiest thing to eat. Multigrain is a much better option than white!
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