Thursday, March 3, 2011

Natural DELICIOUS Energy Bars

These energy bars are a recipe from my sweet herbalist sister Laura.  She is amazing and has a website of her own to fix all your booboos and offers great health advice.   Go here  theurbalist.com
She is cool.  Oh, did I mention she lives in England.  Yeah, I know.
Anyway,  she gave me this recipe and I fell in Love!  Just four ingredients.
The great thing about recipes with little ingredients is the following:

1. You don't have to buy as many things.
2. You feel cool saying, yeah it's just four ingredients!
3. Its easier to cook, or put together.
4. If you have a bad memory, you only have to remember four things.
5. They taste wonderful!

SO HERE IS THE RECIPE:

2 1/2 cups raw almonds
1 1/2 cups raw flaked coconut
2 cups unsweetened dates
1/3 cup coconut butter

Thats it!  I can hardly believe it myself!   On top of everything else, it is gluten, dairy, wheat, meat, sugar free!!  And I promise that they are delicious.


Here are all the ingredients for the bars.... so little ingredients!!




Add the almonds to your food processor



Then the coconut
  

Then the dates



seriously the most delicious stuff on earth....yummmm



then the coconut butter




turn on your machine!  Let it mix for 1-3 minutes




When it is all done the mixture will be somewhat crumbly.  I suggest using a silpat to spread the mixture on.

                                      



Score the patted down mixture with a kife into the desired size bars you want.  I like mine big!



Once you are done scoring, put in the refridgerator for at least an hour before breaking them apart.  They will break naturally to the shapes you cut.


And there you have it!   Delicious Healthy quick on the go snack!  I suggest putting these in baggies and keeping them refrigerated.  They hold better that way.  Even though there is nothing perishable about them.  p.s. I have already eaten two today.    

Husband priced them at 1.99 each.   Hey I am saving quite a bit of money making these babies at home! Bryce took one to work on his way out.  I love it!

7 comments:

  1. What is a Silpat and why do you recommend it? Plus, you're making me want a food processor. Any suggestions? I appreciate this recipe. We're trying to figure out sensitivities in Katelyn's diet, and these are the types of things that are fun/healthy/OK for her to eat. I'm going to check out Laura's website. Why did she move to England? Lots of questions. Haha!

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  2. PS- Do you know if coconut butter is the same thing as coconut oil?

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  3. Coconut is a NUT so. Just like peanut oil and peanut butter, you can get coconut oil and coconut butter. You can only find it in health food stores and it is just great. If your little one likes sweet things add extra dates for a little extra sweetness. I love food processors! They are fun. I would recommend Cuisinart brand food processors. All of them are great. She is in England because her husband is going to Oxford, so prestigous! And for the Silpat. If you make cookies or need a non stick surface for anything then you will want a silpat. It can bake in the oven, you can use it roll out dough you can use it for things like these energy bars. I just love my silpat and you can get it at target or online.

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  4. Cool. Thanks! I bought some coconut oil the other day. I thought I was buying the butter because it looks like Crisco, but the label says coconut oil. I'm going to try it anyway and see how it turns out.

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  5. Nevermind. It's oily. Not sure why I thought it was solid at the store. I'll try again.

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  6. Trust me, these are to die for!!!

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  7. I just made these and they taste so good! Thanks Beth! But I used coconut oil instead of coconut butter because Whole Foods didn't carry coconut butter. Hopefully I'm not sacrificing any taste by making that substitution! :)

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