Thursday, August 22, 2013

3 Ingredient Energy Bars


dates, nuts, and dried fruit -- you choose the combo.



so these are super yummy. and healthy! well, if you eat a lot of them, then i guess they're not. BUT if you eat them in the right proportions, they're super healthy. because all it's made of is nuts, fruit, and dates. 

some good combinations would be:
  • cranberry almond/walnut/pecan
  • blueberry almond/pecan
  • cherry almond/walnut
  • apricot pecan
  • apple walnut/pecan


then you could always throw in some:
  • shredded coconut
  • seeds
  • oatmeal?
  • chocolate... >:)
  • honey --------> just an idea... that might make them even stickier, the dates make them sweet already
  • citrus zest

i don't know... just thinking out loud. next i'm going to make some with toasted coconut, walnuts, cranberries?, and chocolate of course. 


THE IMPORTANT PART IS THAT YOU HAVE EQUAL PARTS FOR THE INGREDIENTS. then you can throw in some other little things. I did one cup of each.


throw it all in the food processor. I used dates, cranberries, and toasted almonds. (I just threw a cup of almonds on a cookie sheet and put them in for 10 minutes on 175º C [350ºF].)
give it a few pulses so that it looks like this. ^^^ then blend it straight for about 2 minutes and it should sort of collect into a blob and the food processor will kinda stop blending it.
GRAB SOME PLASTIC WRAP, REALIZE THAT PLASTIC WRAP IS STUPID AND ANNOYING AND UNCOOPERATIVE, and go find some good ol' parchment paper.
throw the gook onto the parchment paper and form it.
chill it for at least an hour, then cut it into squares. 

then you get to enjoy the pure healthy deliciousness. om nom. 


 ALRIGHT DEARS, COME AGAIN SOON! 





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