Creating a Nutritious and Delicious Homemade Energy Bar Step-by-Step Guide

Ingredients:

Dates: 100g (approx. 3.5 ounces)

Apples: 70g (approx. 2.5 ounces)

Dried Cranberries: 45g (approx. 1.6 ounces)

Raisins: 50g (approx. 1.8 ounces)

Dried Apricots: 80g (approx. 2.8 ounces)

Pumpkin Seeds: 50g (approx. 1.8 ounces)

Almonds: 70g (approx. 2.5 ounces)

Roasted Cashews: 75g (approx. 2.6 ounces)

Sesame Seeds (reserve some for garnishing): 35g (approx. 1.2 ounces)

Pine Nuts: 20g (approx. 0.7 ounces)

Flax Seeds: 20g (approx. 0.7 ounces)

Instructions:

Start by rinsing the dried fruits in cold water to remove any preservatives and activate their nutrients. Soak them for 15-20 minutes.

While the fruits are soaking, slice the almonds and roughly chop the cashews.

Lightly roast the pumpkin seeds and pine nuts in a dry pan until fragrant to enhance their flavor.

After soaking, pit the dates and chop them along with the dried apricots into small pieces.

In a blender, combine the soaked dates, apples, dried cranberries, raisins, and apricots. Blend until smooth.

Mix in the sliced almonds and roasted cashews to the fruit blend for added texture.

Stir in the sesame seeds, saving some for garnishing.

Add the pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, and flax seeds to the mixture, boosting its nutritional value and flavor.

Thoroughly mix all the ingredients to achieve a well-combined texture.

Shape the mixture into a cylindrical log.

Roll the log in the remaining sesame seeds for an appealing outer texture.

Refrigerate the log for about 2 hours to set.

After chilling, slice the log into bite-sized energy bars.

Wrap each bar in parchment paper for convenient storage and snacking.

Enjoy your homemade energy bars! They’re perfect for on-the-go energy or as a quick snack throughout your day.

Enjoy!

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