Raw No-Bake Date And Coconut Energy Bars

raw no bake date and coconut power bars

I have made a decision.

A firm one.

After making these bars a few days ago I am now sure that I feel no need to go back to the store bought ones. These homemade energy bars are perfectly delicious. Containing wonderful natural ingredients like dates, coconut, cocoa powder, oats and coconut oil they are packed full of nutrients. And I know what went into every single bite… and that sure is a good feeling.

Another plus is that there’s no added sugar, all the sweetening job is done by the dates. These bars are just finger-licking good, very easy to make, and – needless to say – they are much less expensive than their store counterparts.

raw no bake date and coconut power bars

I am really looking forward to making many batches of this healthy snack in the future.

And here’s how…

raw no bake date and coconut power bars

1. Place all the ingredients in your food processor and mix for about 5-7 minutes until all is combined (reserve a little coconut to sprinkle on top).

2. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper – cut a length of parchment paper long enough to line the bottom of the pan with extra hanging over the sides (I used a 8 x 8 x 2-inch / 20 x 20 x 5 cm baking pan).

3. Pour the mixture into the pan and press it firmly to the bottom of the pan (you can use the bottom side of a glass to help you with that).

4. Cover the pan with a plastic wrap a place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours (or overnight).

raw no bake date and coconut power bars

6. Use the overhanging part of parchment paper to remove the mixture from the pan.

7. Cut into bars (I made 4 x 1 1/2-inch /10×4 cm bars).

raw no bake date and coconut power bars

Yum!

raw no bake date and coconut power bars

We loved these a lot!

Enjoy!

With lots of love,
Petra

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Raw No-Bake Date And Coconut Power Bars
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Serves: 10 bars
 
Ingredients
  • 7 oz (200 grams) pitted dates
  • 5¼ oz (150 grams) old fashioned rolled oats
  • 5 tbsp (70 ml) coconut oil, melted
  • 1¾ oz (50 grams) unsweetened desiccated coconut
  • ½ oz (15 grams) unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place all the ingredients in your food processor and mix for about 5-7 minutes until all is combined (reserve a little coconut to sprinkle on top).
  2. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper - cut a length of parchment paper long enough to line the bottom of the pan with extra hanging over the sides (I used a 8 x 8 x 2-inch / 20 x 20 x 5 cm baking pan).
  3. Pour the mixture into the pan and press it firmly to the bottom of the pan (you can use the bottom side of a glass to help you with that).
  4. Cover the pan with a plastic wrap a place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours (or overnight).
  5. Use the overhanging part of parchment paper to remove the mixture from the pan.
  6. Cut into bars (I made 4 x 1½-inch /10x4 cm bars). Enjoy!

Broccoli Parmesan Fritters

broccoli-parmesan-fritters-recipe

These Broccoli Parmesan Fritters have lovely crispy edges, nice soft texture and loads of veggie goodness inside.

It is just something you need to have very, very soon.

For a quick and hearty snack, serve them with a yogurt and garlic dip and a slice of bread. Or serve them with mashed potatoes to create a yummy and simple dinner…

 

broccoli-parmesan-fritters-ingredients

This is what we need…

 
 

broccoli-fritters-recipe

Broccoli, grated Parmesan, an egg, flour, oil, ground black pepper, garlic powder, salt and some milk.

Simple indeed.

Fruit Yogurt Parfaits

fruit yogurt parfaits recipe with step by step pictures

It’s the first day of summer today!

Yay!

To celebrate this very special day, I decided to prepare a fresh, healthy, and refreshing recipe for you.

It’s Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits – a healthier and simpler version of these delicious and unforgettable Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits.

Here are the details, step-by-step…

 

fruit yogurt parfaits recipe with step by step pictures, ingredients

These are the ingredients.

 

fruit yogurt parfaits recipe with step by step pictures, 2 cups - 200 grams of granola, you can use baked muesli instead

1. First, we need 2 cups (200 grams) of granola.

You can use baked muesli instead.

Bacon and Cheese Biscuits

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe

I’d love to reveal a little secret about our monkey household of two.

We love biscuits! All sorts of them!

Unbelievable, huh?

 

Biscuits are especially enjoyed by the male monkey over here.

You should see his smile each time he finds out they are in the oven.

It’s the widest and most content smile I’ve ever seen.

And when the biscuits are done my boyfriend immediately grabs his plate of at least fourteen and hurries to watch his favorite sitcoms.

I love to make biscuits because somehow they make the world a perfect place.

They are magical.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

Here are the ingredients.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

And here’s the bacon.

It’s a crucial part of the magic.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

1. To make your own Bacon and Cheese Biscuits, first preheat the oven to 390 °F (200 °C).

 

2. Then slice the bacon thinly.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

3. In a large pan, fry the bacon over moderate heat until crisp.

This will take a couple of minutes.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

4. When beautifully crispy, remove the bacon from the pan and crumble it finely.

5. Grab the cheese and grate it.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

Just like this.

This is a lot of cheese.

 

The cheese mostly will constitute the flavor of your biscuits. So choose the one you really like.

It’s completely up to you.

I used Leerdammer. Next time I’ll try Cheddar, I think.

It’s fun because the biscuits can be different every time.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

6. Now we need a large bowl.

Using a pastry cutter (or just a fork), combine the flour, baking powder, salt, cayenne pepper and butter until crumbs form.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

7. Stir in the grated cheese and the bacon.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

8. Then add the milk…

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

9. …and stir together just until the dry ingredients are well moistened.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

10. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and make a Halloween face out of it.

Sorry.

What I really mean is that now you should knead the dough 4 – 5 times.

To make the biscuits perfectly soft, the trick is not to over-knead the dough.
bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

11. Roll it out to about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thickness.

When it gets sticky use some flour to make the job easier.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

12. Cut out rounds using a 2-inch (5 cm) cutter.

Pat the scraps together, re-roll them and cut out some more rounds.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

13. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Arrange your biscuits on the sheet about 1/2 inch (2.5 cm) apart.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

14. And bake them for about 15 minutes.

bacon and cheese biscuits recipe with step by step pictures

These are so yummy.

Enjoy, dear friends!

 

This recipe makes about 36 biscuits.

(The recipe was adapted from LeitesCulinaria.com.)

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