My family of athletes eats an insane amount of these kind of snacks - often from Trader Joes. A 2009 goal was to make these myself, but I'm already finding myself in a rut! I'd welcome recipes/ideas that take the following into account:
More good stuff (nuts, fruits, applesauce, oats, etc.) and less bad (refined sugar, flour, butter).
Easy and flexible is good because this isn't my favorite kind of cooking and I tend to substitute a lot even when I try to follow recipes.
Best to find that fine balance that is sweet enough, but won't be mistaken for a dessert.
My family thanks you!