View Full Version : raw fruit/nut bar recipe?
06-02-2005, 03:10 PM
I was hoping someone might have a tasty recipe for a fruit/nut/granola-type bar.
I don't have a dehydrator, so the recipes I've found I can't make.
06-02-2005, 04:24 PM
Look at the recipe and notice that if it has dates and raisins in it, and ground nuts - it will hold together and you do not have deyhdrate it - that saying, if you can pack it in a pan and cut it apart - you will be cool. Dehydrating sometimes just makes it crispy, but others may just prefer them soft and chewy.
Also use the banana above and type it in - there are a couple on the board.
06-02-2005, 08:11 PM
06-02-2005, 11:45 PM
THese are the ones I make, no dehydrating nessecary. I modified a recipe that somebody had posted on this board, but can't remember who it was.
First chop in the food processor:
1 cup macadamias
Then chop up in the food processor:
1 1/2 cups dried fruit (I use cranberries, raisins, dates or apricots)
and a little vanilla flavor
Blend together until you can form a log. Put it into the fridge until firm, and then cut it into bars.
06-02-2005, 11:53 PM
Why go to all of that trouble ? Just put dried fruit and nuts in a baggie and you're good-to-go....however, you won't get the benefit of sprouting the nuts if they're just eaten raw....so keep some sprouted ones in the fridge and use those. There are some good bars called LARA, but at $2 a bar, it's really a rip off. I can't imagine that the nuts are sprouted, or they wouldn't have a good shelf life...unless they were perhaps dehydrated, which I doubt. I imagine that the company is probably just capitalizing on the raw foods idea...but I certainly could be wrong.
06-03-2005, 10:11 AM
Why go to all of that trouble ? Just put dried fruit and nuts in a baggie and you're good-to-go.....
I don't think it's a lot of trouble - it's nice to get in some variety from just eating raw nuts from a jar. I do keep homemade "trail mix" on hand, but bars are nice cause they remind me of cookies :)
Thanks Bellamausi for the recipe - I will try it this weekend!
06-03-2005, 10:32 AM
Okay...smile...There is something to be said about variety, which is the reason people cook eggs or potatoes, for wxample, in so many different ways. Time is of essence to many, especially in the process of becoming raw (such a learning curve !!), so if you have time to make bars...go for it !!
This reminded me of when my youngest, at age 6, excitedly told me he had discovered how to make peanut butter. He had just chewed a handful of peanuts into a creamy mass. I'm glad it's not made that way !!
06-03-2005, 10:42 AM
This recipe actually takes no time at all. Just throw the ingredients in the food processor and process them until everything comes together! There is no pre planning, soaking or dehydrating. THey are really rich though, I don't eat many, but my husband who is trying to be supportive and doesn't bring much SAD food home anymore, eats them like bread, lol!
06-20-2005, 12:08 PM
This reminded me of when my youngest, at age 6, excitedly told me he had discovered how to make peanut butter. He had just chewed a handful of peanuts into a creamy mass. I'm glad it's not made that way !!LOL. Funny. I'm sure he shared the view of it, too! Kids are great (well, now that mine are gone, my memories seem to mainly include all these delightful moments!).
06-20-2005, 10:55 PM
LOL...Raw Truth...you knew it...he opened his mouth to show me the 'p'nut butter'...yuck !~!
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