Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Healthy Snack Bar

This delicious treat also doubles as a perfect snack or mini meal.  It is loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats

1 cup dry figs
 1 cup dates
 1/2 cup almonds, coarsely chopped
 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
 2 tbsp coconut oil 1
/2 teaspoon of vanilla

 Submerge dry fruit in boiling water and set aside for about 20 minutes until the fruit is very soft.
 Drain and place the fruits in a high speed blender.
 Process till you have a rather smooth and thick paste. Add 1 or 2 tbsp -- if needed to keep the blades moving, but don't let the mixture get liquid.
 Heat the coconut oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add the fruit paste and cook, stirring almost constantly, for 10 minutes.
Add the walnuts and cook, stirring, for another 10 minutes .
Grease a small plate and turn the fruit and nut mixture into it.
Using a spatula flatten the mixture.
Let mixture set. Then cut into squares.

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