I’ve been hearing about homemade raw energy bars for a while now and really wanted to try them. So as Soheil is in the final stages of Marathon training and eating us out of house and home I thought it was the perfect time to put the Nutribullet to the test! Having only ever used the Nutribullet for juices I was amazed at how quickly it whizzed up these little bars and have since been using it to make my own nut butter too.
So here’s what you do….
Choose your 3 ingredients in equal measures. I chose cashews and almonds, dried coconut and dates as it was what I had in the cupboard. These worked really well but you can use any dried fruit and nut combination you like. Stick with the dates though as they naturally sweeten the bars and help to bind everything together. You can also play around with adding seeds or protein powder if you like. Just make sure to keep the key ratios right of 1 part dried fruit, 1 part nuts and 1 part dates. Then add your extras in slowly till you get a taste and texture that you’re happy with.
Add all of your ingredients in to your food processor or blender and pulse a few times to break everything up.
Continue to pulse, scraping away any bits that get stuck to the sides and blades. Add a little splash of water to help it bind if it seems too dry. Once it starts to clump together and form a ball remove and place on a cling film lined chopping board.
Press the mixture with your hands smoothing it outwards until it forms a thin square. Wrap it up in the cling film and pop it into the fridge for at least an hour or over night if possible.
Once chilled remove from the fridge and divide up in to bars. I found 12 bars worked well but you can make them any size you like.
Dust the bars with coconut and divide with greaseproof paper to stop them from sticking. Store the bars in the fridge for up to 3 weeks or freezer for up to 3 months. Eaten straight from the fridge or freezer they will be firm but chewy. They’re also just as good at room temperature but will have a softer gooey texture.