Recipe Directions

1) Pour firtst 9 ingredients in a food processor with the S-Blade attached and mix.
2) While food processor is running, add one tablespoon distilled water. Then add 1 tablespoon agave nectar.
3) Leave the food processor running until mixture is smooth (won’t be wet) and starts to ball up. Stop the food processo before the mixture balls up
completely to avoid the mixture becoming to fine of texture. It should be smooth but with chunks of nuts, cranberries and raisings.
4) Remove mixture from food processor and press into a square or round glass or plastic dish.
5) Spread cashew-macadamia butter on top of the pressed mixture.
6) Freeze until firm, but not frozen (about 45-60 minutes), and then slice length-wise. In my case it yielded 4 bars.
It keeps refrigerated up to 3 days or frozen for about a month.

Jirizarry's Thoughts

It is sweet, but not too sweet. The maca powder gives it a creamy flavor. It is a chewy but crunchy firm mixture for bars that does not have to be
dehydratated, which is an advantage for those who still do not have a dehydratator yet or do want something quick. It took me about 15 minutes to have it ready.
My husband find this to be a perfect food for him to have after working out intensively. First he has a shake, and then one or two bars.

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rawfoodies's Review

Cranberry-Raisin Crunchy Bars
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These are really very good!
I used goji berries instead, since I had no cranberries. Also, due to not having any on hand, I did not use Lucama nor top with Cashew-macadamia butter. No pysllium either.
I'm glad I found something my kids like too. Thanks for the recipe!!

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Thank you. I still have some goji berries in stock and it never ocurred to me trying them out with them. I assume they have to be soaked first, right? Just out of curiosity, if you did not use psyllium, which is the key ingredient to get them hard once cooled down at room temperature, what did you use and how in terms of consistency did they turned out. thanks.

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Made these yesterday and let them set in the fridge overnight; just pulled one out to taste it and YUM! The description is bang-on right: chewy, crunchy, sweet but not overly sweet, quick.... I have to admit to a few modifications based on ingredients I did/did not have at the time: I swapped out the cranberries for goji berries and I didn't have any mesquite, lucuma or psyllium. Oh well, they still turned out FABULOUS! I love the very thing layer of cashew-macadamia nut butter on top. The bars are just a big hit, every which way. *Very* highly recommended! Thank you!!!

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What is: maca powder, lucuma powder and mesquite powder?

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i'm also going to call raisins raisings from now on! it is an improvement :)

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This looks GREAT! Might be just what I need.... tired of buying raw bars to take with me when I'm going to be out all day. Will definitely be trying this soon!

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