Recipes with the Bare Necessities - Energy Bars
See recipe below
2 cups pitted dates
1 cup dried fruit and nuts
(Maybe use cranberrys and cashew nuts or figs and almonds - you could even add in chunks of energy chocolate)
1. In a food processor, blend the dates. At first they will become finely chopped. As you continue to let the food processor run, they will eventually stick together again until a big ball forms. Stop once the ball forms. Add in dried fruit and nuts. Pulse for a few seconds until nuts and fruits are chopped into finer pieces and mixed into the date mixture, but stop before the nut and dried fruit pieces completely dissolve into the date mixture. The mixture may loosen up from ball form with the addition of fruits and nuts. That's okay.
2. Take your energy bar mixture and press onto a small pan lined with parchment paper. Press down firmly so that the energy bar becomes compact and the nuts and fruits are firmly embedded into the date mixture. Energy bar mixture should be about 1/2 inch in thickness.
3. Chill for about 1 hour. Remove from fridge and using a sharp knife, cut to desired bar lengths. You can wrap any uneaten portions and store in fridge until ready for consumption.
Recipe can be found at Kirbies Cravings