Greetings, everyone! Here we will go over the steps to take to whip up some homemade energy bars that are both tasty and packed with nutrients. Not only are these bars delicious, but they’re also nutrition-dense and made with all-natural ingredients. Here we go, step by step, to make these delicious munchies.
Dates: 100 grams (about 3.5 oz.)
Seventy grams, or around 2.5 ounces, of juicy apples
Approximately 1.6 ounces (45 grams) of dried cranberries
Half a gram, or around 1.8 ounces, of raisins
About 2.8 ounces (80 grams) of dried apricots
Fifty grams (or around 1.8 oz.) of pumpkin seeds
Approximately 70 grams (2.5 ounces) of almonds
Half a kilogram (around 2.6 ounces) of roasted cashews
About 35 grams (or about 1.2 ounces) of sesame seeds (save a little for topping)
Pine nuts: 20 grams (about 0.7 oz.)
Twenty grams, or around seven and a half ounces, of flax seeds
First Things First:
To begin, remove any preservatives and activate the nutrients in the dried fruits by washing them in cold water. Set them aside to soak for a half an hour to an hour.
In a separate bowl, coarsely cut the cashews and slice the almonds while the fruits soak.
To bring out their best flavors, lightly toast the pine nuts and pumpkin seeds in a dry pan until they release their aroma.
Once soaked, remove the pits from the dates and finely chop them with the dried apricots.
Put the apricots, raisins, dates, apples, and dried cranberries into a blender. Mix until combined.
To give the fruit mixture some structure, stir in the roasted cashews and sliced almonds.
Add the sesame seeds and mix well; save aside a few for topping.
Incorporate the pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, and flax seeds into the blend to enhance its flavor and nutritional content.
Get a well-combined texture by thoroughly mixing all the components.
Make a cylindrical log shape using the ingredients.
For a visually pleasing exterior, roll the log in the leftover sesame seeds.
Set the log in the fridge for at least two hours.
Cut the log into small pieces to make energy bars when it has chilled.
For easy storage and munching, wrap each bar in parchment paper.
Yep, you produced your energy bars. How fun! They’re great for a fast snack or energy boost when you’re on the move.