We continue this month's theme of energy food with these no bake fruit and nut bars. They are great to have as a pick me up and are easily transportable. They're also simple to make and you can very easily substitute ingredients to change the flavor every time you make them. Try a combination of different nuts or try using dried apricots or cherries instead of the dried mulberries.
For the recipe:
- 100 grams of coconut flakes
- 330 grams of cashews
- 50 grams of dried mulberries
- 150 grams of medjool dates
- 30 grams of coconut oil
- pinch each of cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and nutmeg
- small piece of vanilla bean
Makes 24 pieces.
Toast the coconut in a 350 F oven until golden brown and set aside to cool.
Lightly roast the cashews and set aside to cool.
Prepare your 8x8 pan by lining it with coconut oil and parchment
Combine all ingredients except for the coconut oil in your cuisinart and pulse until well combined. The mixture should be the consistency of sand. Add the coconut oil and continue to mix until a dough starts forming.
Place the mixture into the pan and flatten out evenly.
Freeze for 15 minutes and cut into 24 rectangular pieces. .