So this will be my last “BB&B” post of the series…..
Though it’s been fun for me (and I hope for you too!), I believe it has run its course. There are only so many variations on the nut/fruit/seed combo that I could uncover, and I was risking getting redundant here.
And that’s what I love so much about this blog – that I can try out new things, see where they go, and bid adieu when their time is up.
I was hoping to have a great “final” recipe for you, to wrap things up, and I am grateful to The Kitchn for this find:
If you were to break down most (if not all) “energy bar” recipes, you’d probably find a variation on the following three ingredients: nuts, dried fruit and dates. So what the folks at The Kitchn did was to create a template for using any variety of said ingredients (plus your choice of mix-ins, if desired) to make your own!
And it couldn’t be easier – simply combine one cup each of any nut, dried fruit and whole, pitted dates (12-15 make a cup) in your food processor. Pulse till everything is broken down and then blend till it starts to clump together (about a minute). Scrape down the bowl and blend again until the mixture forms a ball (1-2 minutes more).
Using slightly damp hands, press into a parchment-lined 8 x 8 pan and chill overnight. Cut into bars or squares (alternatively, you can shape the mixture into balls and refrigerate till firm). Store covered, in fridge for a few weeks.
My Pinterest board will stay up for you to go back to if you’re looking for a good recipe, and I’ll keep pinning any keepers that I find out there.
And stay tuned! I’ve got more series coming up this fall – some new and the return of some favorites!
from The Kitchn
1 cup shelled pistachios
1 cup dried cherries
1 cup whole, pitted dates (12-15)
Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse till broken down. Blend for about a minute, or till mixture starts to clump together. Scrape down the bowl and blend again until the mixture forms a ball (1-2 minutes more).
Cut into bars or squares (alternatively, you can shape the mixture into balls and refrigerate till firm). Store covered, in fridge for a few weeks.
This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver