So on this healthy new eating regime I have been trying out all sorts of tasty snacks to “keep the wolf from the door” as my mother would say. So I found a recipe and tweaked it as you do so it has the flavours and textures we liked. Can’t tell you how long these stay fresh as they just don’t last around here.
2c pitted dates
Cook together over medium heat until they form a paste…so smush them together in a pan! Smush is so technical….to me it’s the only way to describe the action needed to make a paste.
1/2c almond or whatever nut butter you fancy
1/4c coconut oil
Add to paste and stir until smooth and melted. Then add the following and mix well.
2t vanilla extract
Get a big bowl and add the following to the bowl
1/2c ground oats (whiz oats up in a food processor)
1T chia seeds
1T chopped almonds
1T chopped dried cranberries
1/4c cocoa nibs
1/4c pumpkin seeds
1/4c omega sprinkles you can use sunflower seeds or whatever seedy type you like!
Mix all the dry stuff together, then pour the wet, gloopy mushy stuff over the dry and mix well. Press into a parchment lined 8×8 pan and let cool and set for at least an hour before slicing and eating! Keep in a covered container….bet the lid isn’t on much!