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Seeds and nuts

Fancy energy bars are expensive! Who has a recipe?

asked by Nora over 5 years ago
8 answers 910 views
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AntoniaJames

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added over 5 years ago

Not sure if Lara bars are included in what you're looking for. Here's the recipe. Get some dried cherries, raisins, seeds and nuts. (You need the majority of the ingredients to be in the first two categories, for it to work.) Blitz in the food processor. Shape into little bars, pressing the mixture tightly together. Wrap in plastic wrap until ready to eat. Enjoy!

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hardlikearmour

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added over 5 years ago

I vote you add some dates into AJ's idea!

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boulangere

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added over 5 years ago

Include sesame seeds in your seeds, and some grain amaranth, though you'll need to cook and cool it first. Even some quinoa, though it needs to be cooked also. Sounds wonderful!

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added over 5 years ago

I think we're onto something here. Got get some chocolate in there, but that shouldn't be hard. A little coco powder will do the trick.

And I'd add some chia seed, my latest omega-3 source.

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added over 5 years ago

You might need to add some honey as a binder, but all these suggestions are spot on.

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added over 5 years ago

Nora, please post your recipe, once you've found a favorite blend. I love this idea.

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added over 5 years ago

You could also use brown rice syrup as a binder/sweetener - the syrup is less sweet than sugar and supposedly has a lower glycemic index. Dates are also great as hla says. They're pretty much the main ingredient of Lara bars. You can basically put dates in a blender and process till smooth, chop the nuts/seeds/dried fruit, then mix everything together (add other goodies like chocolate chips). Once everything is fully incorporated, shape into bars. Enjoy!

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added over 5 years ago

I don't think Lara bars have any added sweetener - the fruit does the trick!