Monday, March 19, 2012

Carrot Cake Energy Bars

Look what I made! I had a food processor and an idea—actually two ideas: I want to make my own energy bars and carrot cake is yummy—and I created something delicious and practical. Please excuse my exuberance. I’m always a little bit stunned (a.k.a. shocked and amazed) when something that seems like a good idea in my head actually turns out to be a good idea in real life.

Note: Due to said exuberance, I’m posting this without checking the measurements. If you think you should add more of something, you probably should.

3 carrots (2 fairly big carrots and 1 scrawny carrot), peeled and sliced into pieces that won’t kill your food processor
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and sliced into manageable chunks
shredded coconut (probably between ½ cup and ¾ cup)
raisins (about ½ cup)
walnuts (about ¾ cup)
1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground ginger
2 tbsp. hemp protein
honey (about 3 tbsp.)

1. Combine all ingredients in food processor and mix until everything is chopped up and well-mixed.

2. Transfer mixture to a baking dish, flatten to desired thickness and cut into bars.

3. Transfer bars to individual pieces of plastic wrap. Wrap. Toss in a freezer-safe zip-top bag and freeze. (They’ll be edible right away, but will be much easier to handle after an hour or so in the freezer. And they’ll never freeze completely.)

No comments:

Post a Comment