My first raw bar and the flavours are lovely!
The lime and cinnamon infuse through the bars which are firm, wholesome and delicious. I eat these straight from the freezer and they are a real treat.
2 cups of nuts (I used raw activated walnuts and brazil nuts)
2 cups of seeds (I used 1/2 cup each of pepitas, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and chia seeds)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
10 medjool dates that have been deseeded and soaked in warm water for 15 minutes then drained
The juice and zest of one large or two small limes.
1/2 cup raw organic honey (slightly warmed)
1/2 cup organic coconut oil (gently melted)
Extra pepitas to put on top of the mixture
Place everything into the food processor and pulse to the desired consistency. The soft dates, coconut oil and honey should be blended in well and the nuts broken into small pieces.
Press the mix into a baking dish lined with baking paper. Mine was approximately 22cm and was a glass dish. Use the spare pumpkin seeds (pepitas) to decorate the top of the mix.
Place the mixture into the freezer for about an hour.
Lift the slab out of the dish by grabbing the edges of the baking paper. Using a sharp knife cut the mix into long bars and then squares. After you have had a taste test, place the rest of the bars into a container and store in the freezer.
I have found that the lovely lime flavour is enhanced over time, and the bars l have eaten from the freezer have had a very enticing hint of lime, which reminds me of the feeling l get when l am drinking a beautiful herbal tea.
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