Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Quick and Easy: Blueberry Walnut Date Bars

Things have been busy as usual in the Addicted to Veggies kitchen - and I'm happy to report that I'm still focusing on "Quick and Easy" recipes to share with you all. So with that, I'm excited to share the following recipe.
These bars have become a part of my current breakfast routine (in addition to at least two pieces of fresh fruit, and a big bottle of water), as I run out the door every morning in an attempt to make it to work on time, as well as fully nourished and energized until the next meal. Once you make a batch of these buggers you'll be happy you did, and so will your taste buds.

Blueberry Walnut Date Bars
1 C Medjool Dates (pitted and soaked in warm water for 5 minutes)
1 C dried Blueberries (can sub with any other dried fruit)
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 C Walnuts (or Pecans)
1 C Cashews
1 tsp Vanilla
Pinch of Sea Salt
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Place the above ingredients in food processor and chop. The Mixture will clump (because there is a lot of it!), as this happens turn mixture over in food processor and chop again. Repeat the following step 3 to 4 times until mixture is evenly mixed and chopped.
Remove mixture from processor and flatten into desired thickness. Cut into desired shape/size (you could have fun with this and use cookie cutters if you have kids).
*Dust/coat lightly with ground Golden Flaxeed (this keeps them from sticking together if you stack them), store in air tight container in the fridge.
Enjoy as in between meal snack, or pair with fresh fruit for a breakfast or lunch on the go!

xoxo,
Sarahfae - AtV

Coming soon...

Raw Dolmas (you will die for)!

2 comments:

  1. You don't bake these at all? Also, you've mentioned Medjool dates. Where do you find those? (I come from a town where "organic" comes from Kroger or Wal-Mart. There is no whole foods store.) Is there any substitute? Can't wait to go read more posts from this blog - thanks for posting in food_porn!

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  2. Medjool Dates are kept in the chilled produce section at my local natural foods store...
    In this recipe they act as a really good binder for the bars (imagine gigantic rasins that taste like brown sugar!), but you could sub them with rasins (I'd use golden) if you can't get your hands on the dates. If you do use rasins keep in mind that the sweetness factor might be a little bit off (Medjool dates are a different type of sweet). Good luck - and thank you SO much for the comment!
    ~S

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