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3-Ingredient Recipe Bars

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup nuts
  • 1 cup dried fruit
  • 1 cup (12-15 whole) pitted dried dates, preferably Medjool

 

DIRECTIONS

  1. Roast the nuts (optional) to add a toasty, nutty depth to the bars.  350°F for 10 to 12 minutes, until fragrant and golden. Allow to cool before using.
  2. Combine the nuts, dried fruit, and dates in a food processor. Pulse a few times just to break them up.
  3. Process continuously for 30 seconds. By this point, the ingredients should all have broken down into crumb-sized pieces.
  4. Continue processing for another 1 to 2 minutes, until the ingredients clump together and gather into a ball.
  5. Lay a piece of plastic wrap or wax paper on your work surface and dump the dough on top. Press the dough with your hands until it forms a thick square, roughly 8”x8” in size. Wrap and chill for at least an hour or overnight.
  6. Divide into bars. Unwrap the chilled dough and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 8 large bars or 16 small squares, as desired. Wrap each bar in plastic wrap or wax paper.
  7. Store the bars in the fridge for several weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

 

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Energy balls: The dough can also be shaped into small balls. Refrigerate until firm, then wrap

Try these combinations! Cherry-almond, apricot-almond, cranberry-pecan, applecinnamon- walnut.

Try these add-ins! Shredded coconut, chia seeds,cacao nibs, crystalized ginger, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cardamom, lemon zest, lime zest