February 6, 2017

Energy bars - Fruit and nut rolls

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Quick and nutritious, dry fruit and nut rolls. These are great as snacks on the go or breakfast bars. They are loved by adults and kids alike!
Yields: about 3 rolls, 30 discs
Ingredients:
2 cups almonds, toasted and pulsed to crumbs
2 cups cashews, toasted and pulsed to crumbs
2 cups cranberries, warmed in the microwave for a minute
2  cups dates, pitted
1 tsp ghee
1/2 cup poppy seeds, toasted

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  • Microwave or dry roast the nuts and poppy seeds, separately and set aside.
  • Place the cashews and almonds in a food processor and pulse it for a few seconds. Set aside.
  • If the dates and cranberries are very dry, sprinkle a few spoons of water and microwave for a minute to moisten them. Set aside. 
  • Place the cranberries and dates in a food processor. Crush it down to a paste. 
  • In  large pan, add the nuts and toast them lightly for a minute, on medium heat. 
  • Pour the date-cranberry paste. Stir them all gently to combine. This will take a few minutes. 
  • Once a uniform mixture is formed, add a spoon of ghee and stir it into the mixture. 
  • Turn off the heat and let it cool. 
  • Grease your hands and make two or three cylinders/rolls. 
  • On a wax/parchment paper, sprinkle toasted poppy seeds. Roll the dry fruit cylinders on the seeds to coat. 
  • Wrap the cylinders in wax paper and freeze for an hour. 
  • Unwrap and cut the roll into discs. Store in an airtight container. 
  • The rolls will stay fresh for about three weeks. Refrigerate for the best taste. Enjoy!