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Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Blueberry Almond Bars on 07/18/2012 20:14:14 MDT Print View

This is from a set of recipes I did for my column in Wa Trails magazine...this is the first of 3 raw recipes, they are also vegan and gluten-free.

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Blueberry Almond Bars
Ingredients:

1 cup Medjool Dates, pitted (15 to 20)
1 cup Raw Almonds
½ cup Dried Blueberries
2 Tbsp natural Shredded, Unsweetened Coconut
1½ tsp ground cinnamon

Directions:
Chop the dates up roughly. Add them and the remaining ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until chopped up, run on high for 3 to 4 minutes until finely diced and starting to stick together.
Line an 8″ x 8″ glass dish with parchment paper on the bottom, knock the mixture into the dish and flatten out, pressing down hard to compact it. Cover and refrigerate. Cut into bars of desired size, wrap each bar tightly.
For long term storage keep in the refrigerator, use up in 3 weeks for best taste.

http://blog.trailcooking.com/2012/07/18/trail-eats-blueberry-almond-bar/

Richard Cullip
(RichardCullip) - M

Locale: San Diego County
Re: Blueberry Almond Bars on 07/18/2012 20:25:00 MDT Print View

Looks yummy!

Ryan Smith
(ViolentGreen) - M

Locale: Southeast
Re: Blueberry Almond Bars on 07/19/2012 11:02:00 MDT Print View

Sounds good, but can the dates be substituted by something else? I am not a fan of dates. Which stinks because many trail bars use them.

Ryan

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Re: Blueberry Almond Bars on 07/19/2012 12:17:32 MDT Print View

I'd try raisins (organic) or Noir Prunes http://www.sunsweet.com/products/dnoir.html - both are good!

Jason Cravens
(packpack)

Locale: Cumberland Plateau
Great! on 07/23/2012 11:11:08 MDT Print View

I made these substituting the dates for raisins. I must say, they were a hit at work! Very good, nice job!

Jason

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Great! on 07/23/2012 20:27:18 MDT Print View

Glad to hear it! :-)