May 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm #1290023
Another raw recipe for bars. This one has sugar added so is sweeter than my others – but is also very tasty – so it is more appealing to those not used to raw nuts. The sugar can be cut back by half if desired or even left out but it makes the "taste".
Raw Blondie Brownies
½ cup raw cashews
½ cup raw walnuts
½ cup raw pecans
½ cup raw macadamia nuts
½ cup brown sugar, scooped/not packed (or use coconut or palm sugar)
12 Medjool dates, pitted
½ tsp pure vanilla extract
1/8 tsp fine sea salt
In a food processor add the nuts and brown sugar, process until finely chopped. Add in the dates (if your dates are hard chop them up first) and process on high until the dates are finely chopped. Sprinkle the vanilla and sea salt on top, pulse until coming together.
Line an 8×8″ glass baking dish with plastic wrap or parchment paper, knock the mix into the pan and press with a spatula until even. Fold over the excess wrap and press down firmly to pack.
Refrigerate for an hour to set up before cutting. Wrap the pieces individually in wrap, keep refrigerated and eat within 2 weeks.
I cut ours into 8 bars.Jun 1, 2012 at 9:47 am #1882998
Kate MagillBPL Member
Looks like homemade Larabars! I'm gonna try it with granulated maple instead of cane sugar…Jun 1, 2012 at 11:05 am #1883025
Ooh yum, that would be good! I have maple sugar on hand…yum! Trader Joe's is carrying it! PS: You should be able to use 2/3 the amount called for as well.Jun 2, 2012 at 8:57 am #1883253
wonder how it will hold up without refrigeration if you added some Almond or Coconut flour, an egg and Coconut oil and then bake it?Jun 2, 2012 at 3:13 pm #1883350
You could work on it to make a bar, coconut flour is trickier as it absorbs so much moisture where are almond doesn't.
Overall though they last on thei own – but will get soft in heat. Still tasty though!Jun 3, 2012 at 6:17 pm #1883689
@nickoliLocale: Teh Front Range
ahhhhhh! I no longer have to search for Larabars by the bulk in order to get them under a dollar a bar…these look glorious.
My roommate just got a Vitamix as well, I'm sure that will absolutely demolish of all these ingredients. I'm thinking a take on Larabar's key lime pie or lemon bar with a little bit of zest added?Jun 4, 2012 at 5:57 am #1883803
My husband got me a Vitamix, I love it! It works great :-D Especially if you have the dry pitcher!
Making your own Larabars is so easy! Between my food processor, my Vitamix and Costco for dried fruit, Medjool dates and nuts, I do well!Jun 4, 2012 at 6:21 am #1883806
Kari PostBPL Member
@karipostLocale: New Hampshire
Great recipe.Jun 4, 2012 at 7:40 am #1883823
I have been posting a new raw or mostly raw bar or ball recipe every week on my personal blog (The Gazing In one listed above). Made some tasty Raw-style Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies last night and am going to make a new raw brownies this morning! My kids love them so I am constantly trying out new ideas :-)Jun 11, 2012 at 9:47 pm #1886109
@troutLocale: Long Beach
These look awesome. How well would these hold up packaged in ziplocks in a food bucket of varying for 3 weeks?Jun 12, 2012 at 8:42 am #1886207
How hot will the storage be? The one issue would be humidity/heat for the dates. But if cool and not in subtropics I don't see why not – people store dates out of the frig all the time!Jun 12, 2012 at 8:47 am #1886209
@troutLocale: Long Beach
ay there's the rub, well. Conceivably 80 for a week (here in socal), stored more towards 60-70 for 2 weeks, then varying temps on my back for about a week or two (30-75).Jun 12, 2012 at 8:53 am #1886212
Yeah, I'd be wary….it could cause mold in dates since they are so damp/sticky.
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