Monday, November 11, 2013

Guilt Free Fruit & Nut Bars


Jack and I have been clean eating for about 2 weeks now and jack likes eating the caramel Fiber 1 bars for his snack, so I decided to try and make some homemade bars.

This recipe is for just fruit and nut ones. Next I think I am going to try and replicate a fiber bar.

I ended up eating 2 pieces after I made them cause they were so good. They're all natural too! No sugar added. Guilt Free!


Ingredients:
2 Cups Dates, pitted (about 12 oz)
3/4 Cup Raw Almonds
1/4 Cup Dried Apples
1/4 Cup Dried Apricots
1/4 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon (more to your taste)

In a small skillet roast almonds, stirring until just golden, you can hear them start to sizzle and smell when they are about done. Watch you don't let them burn.

 


Place your dates and 1/2 C. almonds in a food processor. Pulse until they are in small chunks or how you prefer and transfer to a mixing bowl.
Add you 1/4 Cup almonds, apples and apricots to the processor and pulse until you have small chunks. Add to the mixing bowl.
Add all remaining ingredients to your bowl. Using your hands mix well to ensure an even coating of everything.


Once mixed, line a 8x8 baking dish with parchment and add the fruit and nut mixture. Flatten out then place in refrigerator to cool, cut and enjoy. Wrap the remaining pieces in plastic wrap and keep chilled for later.