Monday, March 5, 2012

Ken-ergy Bars

Day 5 of blogging.  I was going to do a Sunday shopper yesterday, but we were in Kona all day and didn't shop, so I ended up doing a book review on my other site, so skipped Sunday on this site, but still blogging.

Inspired by the Lianabars from So Duck Soup, Big Spazz made his own "Ken-ergy" bars just in time for an 8 mile hike for Boy Scouts.

Big Spazz likes everything big, so this one is chock full of stuffs.

4 cups pitted dates - put into the food processor until it forms a ball.
1 cup peanuts, unsalted
1 cup mac nuts, unsalted
Put it through the food processor separately until the above consistency
The other goodies: (all estimates)
2 T natural peanut butter
1/4 cup chopped dried cherries
1/4 cup chocolate minis
2 T coconut flakes

Divide the date ball, add half the other goodies and whir together until it reaches a consistency of wet sand.

Do the same with the next half of ingredients.

Put saran wrap on the bottom of a baking dish. Place the wet sand in the pan, cover with saran and push down until it compacts. Put in the refrigerator to harden it a little, then cut into bars and pack for the hike.


They don't look sexy, but they are really good and will give you lots of energy to do the long hikes. 

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