Raw fruit & nut bar

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I have been craving  a raw  bar I had many moons ago but I couldn’t remember the name of the bar or what was in it, all I remembered was that it was delicious and I wanted one right now. I just did my monthly winco bulk bin haul so I set out to try to recreate the flavor I was craving.

I may not have perfectly recreated the delicious treat I remembered but I think this might be even better. packed full of yummy seeds, nuts, fruits and even spirulina these raw bars are incredibly good for you.  They were a hit with the family especially after I cut some into heart shapes for the little one.

Next time  I think I am going to make a cashew, raw honey and  strawberry raw bar, yum! Be sure to store these in the fridge to keep them fresh and delicious!

What you need

  • 1 c almonds
  • 1 c dried cherries
  • 1/2 c dried cranberries
  • 1/2 c dates
  • 1 tbsp spirulina
  • 1/2 c hemp seeds
  • 1/4 c flax seeds
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil

How to make it

  • Add almonds into the blender or food processor and pulse until it is an almond meal
  • add dates, cherries and cranberries ( leave a handful aside) and pulse until they are chopped
  • add honey, oil and spirulina and blend until a paste
  • add more dates or coconut oil until the consistency is a thick stuff paste
  • put into a bowl and mix in flax and hemp seeds. Chop up remaining fruit and add in.
  • line a baking sheet with wax paper and press onto the pan
  • sprinkle some fruit and hemp seed on top and press in
  • cover top with wax paper and put in the fridge for at least an hour
  • cut into squares and wrap with plastic wrap and store in the fridge.
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