There's nothing like nostalgic treats during this holiday season (that's why I created this recipe!) It's important to remember to recharge and fuel your body with plant-based ingredients, but there is always a way to do so in a festive fashion. These bars resemble Lara Bars- if you have time, definitely add that "fruitcake" flare.
1 cup nuts (pecans, almonds, walnuts, peanuts...)
1 cup dried pitted dates
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup dried fruit and nuts of choice- we used apricots, crystallized ginger, and pecans
In a food processor, process the pitted dates until mixture resembles a sticky ball. Add nuts and cinnamon to food processor, and pulse until a meal forms. In a plastic wrap lined container (we used a 5X5" plastic tupperware) press mixture well until flat. Slice the dried fruit and nuts into strips and create design of choice on bars. We sliced apricots and crystallized ginger to create a flower/star design. Place bars into freezer until firm (about 30 minutes). Remove from pan, and slice into squares. Enjoy!
Makes 9 bars- 160 calories, 20g carbohydrate, and 5g protein