Raw Energy Bars

003Our friend Sydney went to NY and tasted this great energy bar, adapted the recipe and voila this is the delicious concoction she made.  I got the recipe from her on Friday afternoon and made three batches since then.  Today is only Monday.  It was a busy weekend with lots of kids playing outside.  This was a snack they thoroughly enjoyed.  The great thing is that these bars can be made, refrigerated and cut up to eat whenever you need them.  Thanks Sydney!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of nuts (I used walnuts, pecans and almonds)
  • 20 dates (I put them in some boiling water for a few minutes to soften them first, then strained the water prior to adding them to mixture)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons of chia seeds or flax seeds or coconut
  1. Add the nuts to the food processor and blend until they are in tiny pieces.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until the mixture is well combined.
  3. Use parchment paper to cover a baking dish (mine was 8×8 square).
  4. Refrigerate or place in freezer for about half an hour or so.
  5. Remove and use big knife to cut up into desired size pieces.
  6. Store pieces in container in the refrigerator end enjoy whenever you want them!