Thursday, April 28, 2011

Energy Bars!

I missed my Monday morning report on the raw diet and a recipe. Too many goods things going on here at Bridget Beari!  New paint lines and new fabric line possibilities. 

I did have a little time to make these energy bars and WOW!  They are fabulous. It takes awhile in the dehydrator so be patient. I also cheated a little and heated the cacao butter on the stove and not the dehydrator. 

These are worth the wait!  Thanks Rawmazing for the recipe. It is a keeper. 

Raw Goji Cacao Energy Bars
  • 1 C Almonds, soaked
  • 1 C Pumpkin Seeds, soaked
  • 1 C Flax Seeds, soaked in 1 1/2 C water
  • 1/3 C Agave
  • 1 T Cinnamon
  • 1/2 C Goji Berries
  • 1/2 C Cacao Nibs
1. Soak almonds, pumpkin seeds and flax seeds for at least 6 hours. Drain almonds and pumpkin seeds.
2. Place almonds and pumpkin seeds in food processor. Process until well ground but still chunky.
3. Add agave and cinnamon, pulse until well combined.
4. Remove from food processor and place large bowl. Add flax seeds, cacao nibs and goji berries, stir.
5. Press into a rectangle on non-stick dehydrator sheet. You want these to be 1/2″ thick.
6. Dehydrate at 145 for 45 minutes. Reduce heat and dehydrate for 3 more hours.
7. Peel off dehydrator sheet, dehydrate for 2 more hours. At this point, you will remove them from the dehydrator, cut into bars, separate so there is a little space in between each bar and return to dehydrator for 2-3 more hours. You want them dry but not brittle. They should be a little soft.
8. Top with raw chocolate.
Raw Chocolate:
  • 1 C Raw Cacao Butter
  • 1 t. Vanilla
  • 3 T Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 C Powdered Sucanat (finely ground in coffee grinder)
  • 2 T Agave
  • 7 oz. Cacao Powder
Melt cacao butter and coconut oil in dehydrator or over hot water. In food processor, combine melted cacao butter, coconut oil and vanilla. Remove 1/2 mixture and set aside. Add 1/2 cacao powder and combine. Add sucanant and combine. Add coconut butter that was set aside and combine. Add remaining cacao powder, mix well. It should be quite liquid at this point. It will harden as it cools.
Makes two dozen, 1″ x 3 bars


carriesdesignmusings said...

I think I now need a dehydrator!

Susan M. Jamieson, ASID said...

It is big but worth it!