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All of a sudden I am in a panic because there is no set topic. Hmmm, what to discuss? I've got it! I am going to take the easy way out and share a recipe, which is good. Trust me, I made it just one hour ago, so I know this to be true.
Have you ever found yourself wanting to buy protein bars but opted out due to the price? Well friends, let me tell you, I happened upon this site, and found a recipe for homemade Lara bars. Can I get a "woo hoo" anyone? I made the oatmeal raisin variety, and they were tasty! Plus, a whole lot cheaper than any packaged bar I might buy. Click here to see all the varieties, but for now, here's the oatmeal raisin bars.
- 1 c. (160g) raisins
- 1/4 c. warm water
- 3/4 c. (60g) oatmeal (not quick-cook)
- 3/4 c. (90g) cashews
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla
- dash salt
Soak the dried fruit in warm water for 5-10 minutes. Meanwhile, gather remaining ingredients and pour into a food processor. Drain the fruit and add to the food processor. Process for 30 – 60 seconds or until the mixture sticks together when pinched with your fingers. Pour into a loaf pan and press firmly into bars with a spatula. Chill for 10 minutes and then cut into 6 bars. Store refrigerated for up to two weeks.