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Make Your Own Food Bars

Originally Posted March 21, 2011

In this video we prepare some organic food bars while you watch. These make great snacks for kids and they’re nice to have around for when you are on the go.

I personally think they taste better than most of the food bars I’ve had anywhere.

We made them with and without water. They taste best to me without adding water and dehydrating them; and they’re ready a lot faster.

You can experiment and see what you think. The recipe is below. Where it says 2 possibilities of ingredients that is exactly what it means. You can use one ingredient or the other using the same measurements.

3/4 cup almonds or cashews partially blended
3/4 cup pecans or coconut partially blended
3/4 cup oats partially blended
1/2 cup chia seeds finely ground in the blender
1/2 cup protein powder ( I personally like the Sun Warrior or Warrior Food – You can click the banner adds on this page for both of them to see what they are about.)
1/2 cup honey
1 and 1/4 cups water, if you’re going to use a dehydrator

Some of the ingredients say partially blended. All that means is leave some chunks for texture. It’s still good if part of those ingredients are finely blended.

Combine all of the blended ingredients in a large bowl with the protein powder. If you’re using the dehydrator method add your water and honey. If you’re doing the fast version add only the honey.

Dehydrator Version
Mix all of the ingredients together well. Spoon out into your dehydrator trays, flattened like cookies. Set the temperature to 115 degrees and turn on. Let them dry for 24 to 36 hours depending on how moist you would like them to be. If you want to store them long term you’ll want them really dry. The alternative to storing them really dry is freezing them in an air tight container.

Quick Version
Mix all of the ingredients together well. Once you’ve got the honey mixed in with a spoon you’ll want to finish mixing them with your clean dried hands. Once all of the ingredients are nicely mixed, you can roll pieces into balls or flatten the mass of ingredients out, and cut it into bars. With this version they are ready to eat immediately. They will store well in an sealed, plastic container, refrigerated for a good while – at least one week. If you want to store them long term, put them in an airtight container in the freezer and take some out when desired. A gallon size, zip lock storage bag works good for freezer storing.


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