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No Bake Homemade Energy Bars

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  Cashews 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (or walnuts, almonds, pecans, macadamia, hazelnuts, coconut)
  Flax seeds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Pumpkin seed 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (unflower, chia, psyllium)
  Dates 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), soaked
  Prunes 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), soaked
  Blueberry 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), soaked
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (coconut nectar)
  Cacao butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (coconut oil)
  Raw honey 2 Tablespoon (coconut nectar)
  Cacao powder 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (mix with carob flour)
  Mesquite flour 1 Tablespoon (lucuma powder)
  Pure vanilla 1 Dash
  Salt 1 Pinch (crystal salt preferred)

1. In a food processor, grind the nuts and seeds until fine, then pour them into a bowl.
2. Grind the dried fruit next, and stir by hand into the nuts and seeds until it makes a soft dough.
3. Divide into 8 sections. Cut wax/parchment paper into 4-inch x 8-inch rectangles and place one scoop of batter onto each paper, shaping into a bar with a knife.
4. Freeze for at least 10 minutes. Eat immediately, or cover with chocolate sauce and freeze again.
5. To make the chocolate sauce, melt those ingredients in a double boiler. Stir or blend until creamy. Pour over chilled energy bars.

6. Serve immediately

Recipe Summary

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Energy bars are tasty as they contain nuts, dried fruits and a range of tasty nick-nacks but they are hugely expensive and very difficult to store. We loved this version as viewers can make them at home and then dip in in chocolate to make a children's snack as well.

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