Thursday, August 26, 2010

Food Processor Lovin'

My fantastic and generous mother gave me the WONDERFUL gift of a KitchenAid food processor
a few weeks ago, and I have been processing to my heart's content ever since!

I've made almond butter, coleslaw, cashew "cheese", pesto (just to name a few), and today, I tried this delicious recipe for a fruit and nut bar.

I am ADDICTED to fruit and nut bars. I often scour the bar section at New Seasons, the Alberta Co-op and Whole Foods, looking for the newest bars or the best deals, but my favorites are definitely the Pure Bar and the Kind Bar. However, now that I have figured out how to make my own, I never have to spend money on one again! And, because of the processor, it's also really easy to make, providing you have all the ingredients on hand.

I used this recipe as my base from That Vegan Blog, but then went crazy with my own amendments. Personally, I think my new recipe turned out really well, and it was even approved by my very picky housemate!

Raw Fruit and Nut Bar
Makes 6 bars

1/3 c. raw hazelnuts
1/2 c. raw walnuts
1/4 c. raw cashews
1 c. dried Medjool dates
1/2 T. raw agave nectar
1/8 c. flax seeds
1 Madagascar vanilla bean
1/8 c. chocolate chips
1 t. ground cinnamon

  1. Process all ingredients together until it becomes sticky and fruit-bar consistency. 
  2. Spoon onto a plastic-covered surface and portion off six bars' worth. 
  3. Wrap each bar individually. 
  4. Store in airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. 

1 comment:

Gibbs said...

I bet I can guess who the picky housemate is...


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