Raw bars

It’s been a while since I wanted to make this recipe for my son Luc’s afternoon snack in his preschool. But for one reason or another I’ve been postponing it.

rawbars1Some days ago Mariana invited me to collaborate with content in liveswrites.com and thinking about how to do it, we came up with the idea of putting this recipe (and others) into practice and sharing them in her blog.

So, Luc and I went over to her house with the excuse of spending a different and fun morning. There Juanito, her son, was waiting for us and we prepared these scrumptious raw bars.

The reasons I love this recipe are:

  • It’s super fast and easy
  • It’s nutritious and it gives us energy
  • All the ingredients are alive!
  • It’s delicious

06282017_Liveswrite02Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unseeded dates
  • ½ cup activated almonds*
  • ½ cup raw cashew nuts
  • ½ cup whole sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 spoonfuls cocoa powder

06282017_Liveswrite06First place the dates in a food processor until you have a smooth paste. Then, add the rest of the ingredients until they blend in with the date paste.

Personally, I prefer to feel some chunks of nuts when chewing so I don’t process them much.06282017_Liveswrite03

Press the mixture with a wooden spoon into a clean and dry baking dish.

Let it chill in the fridge for 15 minutes. Then remove it from the fridge and place it on a marble countertop or cool surface.

Cut out in squares, serve or store wrapped in paper to pack. 🙂

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I hope you can do this recipe and give us some feedback about your experience.

*Activation is a process done by soaking the seeds in filtered water for some hours to increase their nutritional values.

Elisa

 

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