Today I have an energizing snack to share with you. These dense trail mix bars are packed with highly nutritious ingredients and are super tasty! The bars were good by themselves but I thought they’d be even better with a coating of chocolate… white chocolate… and a garnish of crunchy pistachios.
Raw Trail Mix Bars
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup cashews
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/3 cup hunza raisins
1/4 cup pistachios
1/4 cup goji berries
1/4 cup green hemp seeds
1/4 cup mulberries
3 tablespoons chia seed, ground
2 tablespoons jarrah bee pollen, optional
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
1 tablespoon water
Grind the almonds, cashews, and pumpkin seeds to flour in a food processor. Add the dates, raisins, goji berries, hemp seeds, mulberries, ground chia, and vanilla. Grind until all ingredients are broken down to crumbs. Note: if your dates are a bit firm, chop them before grinding. Add the bee pollen and water. Pulse to combine. Press the dough into 2/3 – 3/4 of an 8×8″ pan (if you fill the whole pan that bars will be too thin). Chill in the freezer for 2-4 hours (or fridge for 6 hours) and then slice into bars. Freeze the bars while making the white chocolate.
Raw White Chocolate
1/3 cup melted cacao butter
1/4 cup melted vanilla coconut creme
3 tablespoons cashew butter
3 tablespoons xylitol, powdered
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Recipe by Chef Heather Pace, www.sweetlyraw.com