Paleo strawberry mango nut bars

24 Mar

Larabars are great, and the majority of them are paleo (my favorite is the key lime pie), but sometimes I just need something with a little more crunch!  This is a simple, delicious recipe that makes about 10 bars.

Ingredients:

1 cup raw almonds

1 cup candied pecans (recipe p. 122 Paleo Made Easy)

1/2 cup pecan halves

1/3 cup flax seed meal

1/2 cup golden raisins

1/3 cup dried strawberries (purchased mine from Steve’s Original)

1/2 cup dried mango (also from Steve’s Original), diced

4 tbl. strawberry puree

20 drops vanilla creme stevia

Method:

Thaw a handful of frozen strawberries and puree in a blender.  Place almonds, pecans, flax, and dried fruit in a food processor.  Add 20 drops of vanilla creme stevia and pulse the mixture until ground.  Add strawberry puree and pulse until dough is sticking together.  Press dough firmly into a pan, I used a 7.5×11 inch aluminum pan (odd size I know, great for fudge and things like this though) lined with parchment paper.  Place the pan in the freezer for about 45 minutes then cut into bars.

 

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