One of my most popular recipes got a little tweak and now a video.
You can watch the half-hour episode of the Save the Kales! RIGHT HERE, which also features a recipe for Raw Peanut Noodles and a visit to Brad’s Raw Foods Chip Factory!
Here’s the first segment where I quickly make Pumpkin Pie Energy Bars:
(Raw) Pumpkin Pie Energy Bars
- 1 and 1/4 cups medjool dates (no pits)
- 1 and 1/4 cups dried apricots
- 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
Pulse the dried fruit in a food processor until it becomes gummy and mixed together. Add that to a mixing bowl. Put the rest of the ingredients in the food processor until the nuts are finely chopped and crumbly (not turned to almond butter). Add those to the same bowl.
Mix everything by hand to form a “dough”. Line an 8 x 8 baking sheet with parchment paper. Press the dough evenly into all areas of the pan with your hands. Freeze for at least 30 minutes (overnight is fine).
Take the pan out of the freezer and turn over, then peel off the parchment paper. You can cut the bars into whatever shape/size you want, but this will make about nine snack sized bars.
Bars should stay in a cool place (the fridge is best!) until you’re ready to eat them, or wrap them individually and they will carry well inside a purse or bag for a snack in the middle of the day.
Think of it as blended-up trail mix!
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