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Benjamin Moryson
(hrXXL) - MLife

Locale: Germany
Fruity Bars on 02/22/2013 08:55:06 MST Print View

For those who are interested I made some fruity bars.

Fruity Bars

If you are interested in the recipe, have a look at my blog.


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spelt !
(spelt) - F

Locale: SW/C PA
Re: Fruity Bars on 02/24/2013 09:45:08 MST Print View

Those look really simple and good, thanks!

Benjamin Moryson
(hrXXL) - MLife

Locale: Germany
Re: Fruity Bars on 02/24/2013 10:41:49 MST Print View

Indeed. 30min and you have these excellent bars

William Segraves
(sbill9000) - F - M
re: Fruity Bars on 02/24/2013 13:10:10 MST Print View

These look awesome. Any tips on what kind of meat grinder is needed? I could imagine nuts could be hard on a grinder with plastic gears. Anyone have any experience with basic, low-end grinders?

Cheers,

Bill

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: re: Grinders on 02/24/2013 13:37:39 MST Print View

A cheap all-metal grinder is under $50 and will handle nuts with no problem.

Ask around in your neighborhood. Ask any "oldster" out there. There are a lot of these just gathering dust on the shelves of friends and family, and I'm sure they'd be happy to make a short term loan.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Re: Fruity Bars on 02/24/2013 13:41:54 MST Print View

Nice. Thanks for sharing.

Once you get setup with a small stock of whole ingredients the cost per bar should be significantly more affordable than a store bought Pro Bar equivalent.

Benjamin Moryson
(hrXXL) - MLife

Locale: Germany
Re: Fruity Bars on 02/24/2013 14:35:40 MST Print View

@ William

I bought a normal aluminum meatgrinder in a discounter for 10€. Did want to pay lots of money. If you take care with this meat grinder you can make lots of bars


@ Eugene

I paid for all my ingredients round about 8€. All these together weigh one kilogram.
If I would buy bars in the shop I would probably pay around 30€ for 20 bars with a weight of 50g.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Re: re: Grinders on 02/24/2013 21:46:40 MST Print View

A food processer does the job quick and easy......and a LOT easier to clean than a metal grinder I might add.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
Re: Re: Re: re: Grinders on 02/24/2013 22:23:32 MST Print View

They probably taste better coming out the other end of a meat grinder.

Benjamin Moryson
(hrXXL) - MLife

Locale: Germany
grinder on 02/25/2013 00:33:42 MST Print View

my food processer hat some problem with the sticky dates. so I used the meat grinder

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: grinder on 02/25/2013 10:19:45 MST Print View

Are you using Medjool dates? Just wondering. My fp doesn't have issues, it beats them into submission in under a minute ;-) Although I have noticed that the Medjool's I buy from Costco are super soft, which makes for easy processing.

Benjamin Moryson
(hrXXL) - MLife

Locale: Germany
Dates on 02/26/2013 03:39:34 MST Print View

Don't kniw if my dates are Medjool ones. I think it is a oroblem of my food proceesor. It is a really cheap one from the discounter

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Dates on 02/26/2013 08:42:42 MST Print View

I do miss the old meat grinders though - my Mom and I used to use them to make vegetable relish, that we canned, every year. We had 2 of them. Hated cleaning them though...lol!

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Looks great! on 02/26/2013 21:42:48 MST Print View

I've been kicking around the idea of home made Cliff Bars and these look pretty close in texture.

A couple questions:

The ingredients appear to shelf stable but you've refrigerated the bars. Is this to keep them firm or are you concerned that they will go bad? I'd like to make several of these to take out for a week.

Any chance you've calculated calories per oz?

Thanks for sharing!

Ian

Benjamin Moryson
(hrXXL) - MLife

Locale: Germany
Re: Fruity Bars on 02/26/2013 23:37:17 MST Print View

He Ian

I put some in thr refrigerator and the other half I stored in a box in the kitchen to test if they would go bad, but normally I did not store the ingredients in the refrigerator without any problem.

Osrry but I did not calculated the calories per oz.

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Danke on 02/27/2013 06:06:18 MST Print View

Ich brauche ein rezept für rucksackreisen jaegerschnitzle auch!

I haven't been back to Germany since 1995 so hopefully that resembled German (had to look up a couple words)!

Well you've motivated me to pick up a grinder. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Fruity Bars on 02/27/2013 09:46:24 MST Print View

Why don't you guys try Logan Bread? It is full of just about any fruit or dry fruit such as dates. I've posted the recipe previously. Without any refrigeration, I routinely store it for a few months at a time, and it never spoils unless I mess up and get too much liquid in the batter.

--B.G.--

Ian B.
(IDBLOOM) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Logan Bread on 02/27/2013 10:06:29 MST Print View

Good morning Bob,

I've looked up a couple recipes for Logan Bread and I believe yours was one of them; I'm going to try that as well.

v/r

Ian

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: Logan Bread on 02/27/2013 14:53:31 MST Print View

Once you have tried your first batch of Logan Bread, you will know how you want to modify it for your own tastes. You can make it drier if you want it to last longer. I've eaten Logan Bread that was six months old, and it was simply in a ziploc sandwich bag. If you make it too dry, you will break a tooth on it.

Some people like it with more nuts. Some like it with their favorite dry fruit. Some people use more cooking oil to make it seem moister.

Do not use fresh fruit.

--B.G.--

Peter S
(prse) - MLife

Locale: Denmark
They look on 02/28/2013 02:46:29 MST Print View

really good. A true KISS-product.

I always bring a kind of GORP mixture, but this seems more delicius.