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Pure Recipe: Cherry Vanilla Power Bars
Ingredients
2 ½ cups slivered unblanched almonds
⅓ cup golden flaxmeal
⅔ cup dried cherries
⅓ cup dried cranberries<br 10 drops vanilla stevia
2-3 tablespoon water
  • Ingredients
  • 2 ½ cups slivered unblanched almonds
  • ⅓ cup golden flaxmeal
  • ⅔ cup dried cherries
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • 10 drops vanilla stevia
  • 2-3 tablespoon water

Instructions

  1. Place almonds, flax, cherries, cranberries and stevia in food processor
  2. Pulse until well ground, then pulse in water until the mixture begins to form a ball
  3. Remove from food processor and press into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  4. Slice into bars and serve

Makes 12 bars

Pure Recipe: Chocolate Cranberry Power Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups pecans, lightly toasted
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • 15 large medjool dates, pits removed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 10 drops stevia
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
  • ½ cup dried cranberries (you can add more if you like)

Instructions

  1. Blend pecans and cacao powder in food processor until combined and coarsely ground
  2. Add in dates and process until blended into dry ingredients
  3. Process in vanilla, stevia and agave until well combined
  4. Stir (or work in) dried cranberries with a spoon or by hand
  5. Press mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish Freeze for 1 hour, or until firm, then cut into 16 squares

Makes 16 squares 


Pure Recipe: Chocolate Espresso Power Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups pecans, lightly toasted
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • 2 teaspoons organic decaf espresso, finely ground
  • 10 large medjool dates, pits removed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 10 drops stevia
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar or honey

Instructions

  1. Blend pecans, cacao and espresso in food processor until finely ground
  2. Add pitted dates and process until blended into dry ingredients
  3. Process in vanilla, stevia and agave until well combined
  4. Press mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish , add a little water if your batter is crumbly when handling
  5. Freeze for 2 hours, then cut into squares

Pure Recipe: Spicy Power Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1 cup Medjool dates
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place nuts, dates and cherries in a food processor , pulse until well ground
  2. Pulse in vanilla, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and salt
  3. Remove mixture from food processor and press into a 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  4. Refrigerate overnight (6-8 hours)
  5. Cut into squares and serve 

Pure Recipe: Almond or Macadamia Power Bars

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almonds (raw)
  • ½ cup golden flaxmeal
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ½ cup creamy roasted almond butter
  • ½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 4 drops stevia
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place almonds, flax meal, shredded coconut, almond butter and salt in a food processor Pulse briefly, about 10 seconds
  2. In a small sauce pan, melt coconut oil over very low heat
  3. Remove coconut oil from stove, stir stevia, honey and vanilla into oil
  4. Add coconut oil mixture to food processor and pulse until ingredients form a coarse paste
  5. Press mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour, until mixture hardens
  6. In a small saucepan, melt chocolate over very low heat, stirring continuously
  7. Spread melted chocolate over bars; return to refrigerator for 30 minutes, until chocolate hardens
  8. Remove from refrigerator, cut into bars and serve

Makes 20 bars

By the way, the photo on the reverse is actually of Macadamia Power Bars. To make that recipe simply substitute raw macadamia nuts for the almonds and raw macadamia nut butter for the roasted almond butter

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