Saturday, June 25, 2011

Raw Energy Bars~Apricot Delight


Raw Energy Bars~Apricot Delight

Ingredients

1 Cup (150g) Apricot, finely chopped
1 Cup (150 to 180g) Moist Persian or Medjool Dates, pitted and finely chopped

1 Cup (140g) Raw Cashew Nuts
1 Cup (140g) Raw Pistachio

½ Cup (60g) Raw Almond (without skin)
2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds

A Pinch Of Sea Salt

1 ¼ Cup (100g) Unsweetened Shredded Coconuts

2 Tbsp Vanilla Extract

1 - 2 Tbsp Cold Water



Equipment: Food Processor
11 ½ x 4 ½ inches (29 x 12 cm) Loaf pan, lined with aluminum foil



Method


Combine cashew, pistachio, almond, and hemp seeds in a food processor and process until the nuts and seeds are finely ground.

Then add chopped apricot, dates, and a pinch of sea salt, pulse and process all the ingredients together until the texture is coarse. Then add the shredded coconut, a quick pulse, and add the vanilla extract, a little water at a time until it reaches a dry but moist dough consistency. Scrape the dough mixture into the lined pan, press evenly with a rubber spatula, and chill for about an hour before serving.


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12 comments:

  1. I loved your chocolate energy bars. These look lighter and the apricot colour is really pretty, I might add some orange blossom water too! :D

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  2. Oh boy, I really need to get a food processor. These look delicious!!

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  3. Ohh my! that looks soo good..the firsst shot is awesome!

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  4. I love this, and went out to get the ingredients for making it. Whoops should have looked closer, I got raw apricots, well back to the store.

    Looks wonderful.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  5. These look so tasty! I love making my own energy bars. Yum!

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  6. So nice and they look tasty.

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  7. are the apricots dried or fresh? I assumed they were fresh, but another comment is making me second-guess.

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  8. These look delicious! How long will they keep?

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  9. @Ranae27: These do not have as long a shelf-life as store-bought raw bars, keep the bars refrigerated for about 1 week.

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