Many of you know that we love homemade bars here at A Simply Raw Life, this time though, I wanted to try one that was slightly different. I was inpsired by these bars I saw on Ascension Kitchen. These looked so good and they turned out to be more versitile than I thought. Thanks Lauren! Super delicious... Check it out...
NUTTY COCONUT CRANBERRY BARS
Note: Remember that it's is preferrable to soak the almonds and cashews first and then dehydrated until they are dry to activatge your nuts and seeds, which give you added nutritional benefits. Of course, if you don't have time or do not have a dehyrator, this recipe still works just as fine.
1 cup of raw almonds
½ cup of shredded coconut
1 cup of cashews
½ cup of dried cranberries
¼ cup of hemp seeds
¼ cup of chia seeds
¼ cup of coconut butter
¼ cup of raw honey
4 tablespoons of coconut oil
4 Medjool dates
pinch of sea salt
Zest of one lemon
In the food processor, chop up the almonds for a quick second to chop them into smaller pieces. Add the coconut, cashews and chopped a little more for a few seconds. Transfer the mixture into a large bowl. Add the hemp and chia seeds.
In the food processor add the coconut butter, honey, coconut oil, dates, salt and lemon. Mix together unitl well combined into a nice paste. Now combine this mixture to the dry mixure and and fold it in with your hands combining it well.
Press the mixture well into a 8" x 8" baking dish that is lined with parchment paper and chill in the freezer for 1 hour. Now it's ready to be cut and eaten! Makes about 10 bars.
Store the remaining bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
I also have used these bars as grawnola and crumbled it on top of a smoothie bowl, ice cream, and fruit. In the photo above, I topped it on my Chocolate Almond Milk Ice Cream. So delicious!
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