Recipe Directions

1. First blend cashews, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, pistachios, cinnamon, and kelp for about 10 to 15 seconds, till cashews are about the size of a larg grain of rice. Pour into a medium bowl and set aside.

2. Add remaining ingredients (except the agave) into processor and blend. If mixture turns into a ball before completely chopped, stop, break up ball into a few pieces, then recap and continue to blend.

3. Once mixed thoroughly, pour in dry nut/seed mixture and blend, adding agave a little at a time through the top till mixture is completely mixed. Depending on the ingredients (I like to experiment) you may have to add or subtract a little of the agave. The more agave you add the stickier the bar will be..not a BAD thing, but still messy. The less the agave, the better. I really only add the agave to help in the mixing process, as the fruit is more than sweet enough to compensate by itself. Feel free to experiment and see what works best for you. It is possible to make this without the agave, but will probably work better to chop and blend the two mixes separately and then hand mix in a bowl.

4. Once blended, take a piece of plastic wrap about a foot and a half long or so, and lay down onto a flat surface.

5. Pat mixture into a ball and lay in middle of wrap. Place another piece of plastic wrap over ball and pat down. Take a rolling pin and roll out to about a 1/2 an inch thickness, about 12 by 8 inch rectangle.

6. Place in fridge for about an hour or until chilled. Take out and cut into about 14 bars. (Amount of bars depends on how thin you roll it.)

7. Place bars in snack bags for a grab and go snack or keep on original plastic wrap. Keep chilled to maximize shelf life, (but if you are like me you'll eat the whole batch in a few days!)

Wild and Free's Thoughts

By Wild and Free

This is my super yummy answer to some popular seed and nut bars. Sweet and nutty and lots of flavor! Great as a quick breakfast, an afternoon snack, a post workout kick, and pretty much anytime you need a little something! I added raw Maca powder because of its stress reducing, stamina and (libido) busting, and fatigue fighting powers. Chia seed is great for its ability to energize, not to mention its rich in omega fatty acids AND a great source of fibre in general.

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mmm it just keeps getting better and better, i added goji berries and dried cherries to the mix this time, YUM!!!

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You could probably cut out at least 1/2 a cup of dates with not too much problem, but maybe add a little water (few tablespoons?) to supplement the agave to help it mix....if it looks funny ( as in, too dry) add a little more liquid. if its too moist, add a little more nuts... however, it might work fine without any liquid depending on the moisture content of your dried fruit. this is a recipe that is hard to go wrong with, I make it different every time and have NEVER messed it up! ;)

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These were very good! A little too sweet for me though. Do you think they would hold just as good if I reduced the dates and cut out the agave/honey?

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Thanks, I was hoping I wasn't talking too much! ;)

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Thanks. I like how you are so detailed!

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