I love Snickers. It is one of my most favorite bars, and I have seen my son enjoying it as well. Snicker bars come in two different sizes. There’s one, the full-sized bar, and there’s the fun-sized bar. What I love about Snickers is the combination of elements in one bar. The chocolate, the smooth caramel, and the crunchy nuts. Yum! Have you ever thought, those who love making snacks, and/or desserts, of making your own snicker bar and surprise yourself, as well as your loved ones? The selected recipes are hassle free, and fun to make. You can ask your child, children, partner, or even friends to assist you , or you can make it on your own.
Let’s start off with a healthy Snickers bar. Apart from chocolate, the nuts, and the usual ingredients, what is special about this recipe is that bananas, and honey are used. Wondering how banana would compliment the other contents? Well, this combination will give off a unique taste, something you will enjoy for sure!
This is a sinful snack, or as the author says “dangerous and wonderful”. A bit different than the usual Snickers bar we eat. It has two layers of chocolate chips and peanut butter, sandwiching the nougat and the caramel layers. It has everything: rich, creamy, and crunchy; a perfect combination, that will be enjoyed by all ages.
Another healthy, exclusive recipe, this is suitable for the vegans. This is exclusive because this recipe contains dates, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Interesting? Yes, what is more interesting is the fact that the author has used all natural ingredients. Do try this at home!
Health conscious people, maybe you should make this at home? The components are raw and don’t contain sugar. What the author has done is substituted sugar with malt syrup which is healthier and better. This is any easy technique that will only take 20 minutes to make.
This Snickers bar has layers of delightfulness in it. Is it better than buying from a Snickers from the store? Well, some of the ingredients are chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, marshmallow creme, and whipping cream. You tell me, whether it is better or not! Make it in half an hour, only, and make sure you save some for yourself before others wipe them out for you!
Yet another homemade snicker bar is here to tantalize your taste buds. The person who made this is in love with the nougat and the caramel of the original ones. From what she has made here (the picture above) clearly shows the delicious oozing of the caramel on top of the nougat. The chocolate layers are thinner than usual, indicating a different sort of Snickers bar, where the middle parts are more than the top and the bottom layers.
From making healthy bar, vegan bar, sugar-free bar, to “regular” Snickers bar, they all have one word in common: scrumptious! Making them hardly takes much time, you just have to put some little effort and lots of sweet love, and your snicker bar will be ready. You can follow the exact recipes, you can mix and match with the given recipes, or you can add one or two of your favorite mixture of nuts, and have your own signature method of making snicker bars. Next time you are craving for your most-liked chocolate, and don’t want to visit to the shop, just go to your kitchen, put on your apron, and start making your own snicker bar!
Some mornings, you may feel that there’s something deeper you could be a part of. You feel the pull towards something, but you can’t exactly pin it down—it eludes you and frustrates you. You’re not really sure how to find purpose in life.
You might have heard stories from writers or musicians who have felt their calling their entire lives; the Mozarts of the world who have pursued their passions from the moment they were out of the womb. Deep down you wish you had this “knowing” to pull you forward.
Frankly, you do: all it takes is a little digging to uncover the truth.
Think of uncovering your passion like the work of a master sculptor, slowly chipping away the stone to reveal the masterpiece underneath. Your life’s purpose is this masterpiece, simply lurking beneath the surface, waiting to be released.
The fastest way to learn how to find purpose in life is through the art of introspection: diving into the deeper essence of who you are to pull out the pieces to assemble the purpose puzzle.
Think of your life’s purpose as a golden thread; for some, that thread comes in the form of a certain career or profession, while for others it looks like a way of being or expression.
Let’s use the analogy of an epic quest across the ocean to take you on your journey of finding purpose in life:
Why Do You Want This?
Ultimately you’re trying to improve your life and live with meaning. You want more zest, more flavor, more fullness. In the strictest sense, you want to become a better person. You want to wake up in the morning excited, jumping out of bed with a thirst for life that you haven’t felt since you were a child.
Your purpose can be the driving force behind this. If you feel lost, your sense of purpose can be your connection to something larger, something that will allow you to truly make a difference.
Still, your “why” might be different. Before we even leave solid ground, you need this as your anchor, just in case things get a little foggy. To find it, just answer this question:
Why do you want to find your purpose in life?
Write down or remember whatever comes up. It might be some of the above reasons, or it might be something entirely different. Whatever it is, hold it close.
The Tools for Your Journey
Before any great adventure, you want to make sure your tools and supplies are in working order. For this quest the tools are simple: You’ll need a pen and piece of paper, a working memory, and the drive to uncover what you set out to find. That’s it—you’re ready to set off.
Before we go, there are a few things you’ll need to embrace beforehand. Think of these items as the underlying code of conduct for your journey.
I welcome the hard work and tiresome effort it will take to unearth my life’s great work.
I know my purpose might not be directly obvious, but I will put in the time to find it.
I believe finding my purpose is entirely possible.
I know that finding my life’s purpose may lead to some drastic (positive) changes.
I know that finding my life’s purpose will leave me with the power to shape my own destiny.
Once you’ve let the above affirmations settle, you’re ready to free your ship from the dock and set sail. Your tools are sharpened, and your mind is prepped: congratulations! You’ve come farther than most people ever do.
Slaying the Inner Dragons
When you first set sail into uncharted waters, there will be an initial resistance, a pervading fear of the unknown. If you feel this, great: you’re human.
The first dragon you might face will likely be your internal beliefs. They might try to stop you in your tracks or tell you you’re crazy for trying to find your purpose in the first place. They might say harsh things, like “you don’t deserve to have a purpose” or “you’ll never find what you’re looking for.”
What you have to know is that this inner dialogue isn’t true—it’s more afraid than you are. Its main goal is to keep you comfortable.
To combat your inner dialogue, you have to first realize it’s happening. When you start to actually pay attention to the thoughts as they’re spiraling, they lose their power. They get their evil force by operating below the surface, so when you shine a spotlight of awareness upon them, they lose their control over you.
Once you’re familiar with these inner dragons, it will be easier to slay them.
Next, you have to swing your sword of action.
Try this on for size: When you’ve come across a belief that is threatening to stop your journey, take a breath and look it square in the eye, then act anyway. You’ll know what actions to take after the next section, so hold tight.
This will teach you to develop your courage muscle, and its heart-centered courage will give you something to lean on throughout your uncertain quest. This will ultimately improve your mental health overall.
Questions for the Great Dig
Now that you know why you’re doing this and how to overcome any hurdle, you’re ready for the turbulent seas. Your preparation is done, the shore is now out of sight. All that remains is you and the seas of your soul.
You can check out this TED Talk by Noeline Kirabo to learn about some questions that will help you discover your passion and purpose:
Now, get ready to dive deep. Keep in mind that we’re going to analyze common threads in your life and the deep desires you currently have to give you a one-two punch when learning how to find purpose in life.
Step 1: The Soul-Baring Questions
If you had all the money in the world, how would you spend your time?
What would your perfect day look like? Describe every detail.
What activities set your soul on fire?
What do you love to do?
These should be enough to get you going. Don’t be afraid to dive deep with these questions, and write down whatever comes to mind.
Make sure you create some space to ponder these questions. Nothing is too outlandish, so do your best to turn off your mental filter. The best answers will come when you can turn off your self-judgement.
Once you have these answers in hand, we’re going to take a little stroll back into your memory to dig up some more answers and learn how to find purpose in life.
When you’re a child, your life experience is more freeing, playful, and alive. Your whims direct your life, and you’re more plugged in to a deeper current. At this stage in your life, the outside world hasn’t shaped your dreams yet. You have direct access to your passions and purpose.
We all had things we loved to do as kids but ended up giving them up for the sake of practicality. What we’re going to do here is take a stroll through your memory banks and try to gain some glimpses of this childhood wisdom.
Step 2: Connect with Your Inner Child
What brought you immense joy as a kid?
What were you doing when you lost track of time?
What did your parents have to drag you away from?
What did you love deep down before the world told you to get practical?
Once again, keep your mind in an open place. If you’re having trouble, it may help to look at a picture of yourself when you were younger, or grab an old stuffed animal or other item that sends you back into the memory banks.
Weaving Your Golden Thread
Now that you’ve braved the epic seas, the other shoreline is in sight. The last stretch of the journey is to string all the bits of randomness together and find the common themes. The digging is done—great work.
Your job now is to take a hard look at all your answers and see if you can pull out any common ideas that are in both lists.
Maybe you’ve wanted to be a writer since you were a child, and committing words to a page every day really sets your soul on fire. There’s a good chance that writing may be involved in your life’s purpose.
Maybe you’ve always been fascinated by the stars and the cosmos, and you’ve always had a deep connection to spending time outdoors. You could combine this into an excursion where you lead groups of people into the wild to stargaze and contemplate their place in the universe.
Let your creativity reign, and don’t fret if you can’t make a connection right away. Sometimes, it helps to sleep on it and let your subconscious work on the solution for you.
If you’ve done the work, then you’re on your way to finding your life’s purpose. When it’s there, you’ll feel it deep down in your bones.