Fruit and Nut Energy Bar

larabar

I came across this recipe somewhere on the internet and now I have no idea about the source. I just remember the 1:1 proportion of the main ingredients and how easy it was to prepare these.

The addition of chocolate was an idea I got after checking out Vaishali’s larabars. I am glad I added the chocolate!

You can shape these into bars or even as balls to make it easier. Check out the recipe below.

Ingredients:

  • Dates                                                :    1 cup
  • Almonds (or any nut)                   :    1 cup
  • Raisins  (or any other dry fruit) :    1 cup
  • Chocolate                                        :    1/2 cup (optional)

Method:

  1. Run the almonds in the mixer to crumble them a bit. Else you can run them first in the food processor to break them into small pieces.
  2. Add the broken almonds (or other dry nut you are using – peanuts, cashew nuts, pistachios etc.), dates, raisins and chocolate (if using) in a food processor bowl with the chopper blade. Blend until it all comes together as a single ball.
  3. Take off the food processor and spread it in a greased square pan lined with baking paper. Press it down with a flat ladle and let it rest in the fridge for an hour or so.
  4. Cut into squares and serve the pieces. Done!

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The recipe is off to Kid’s Delight : Sweet Treats hosted by Sowya of Nivedanam.

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