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8/30/13 3:59 P

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Ingredients sound quite like a real Lara Bar would have. Simple, nut & date based ingredients are typical for the brand.

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8/25/13 11:58 A

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I've never actually had a 'real' so I cannot attest to the authenticity of this recipe.

It's from Civilized Caveman (I believe - because I wrote it down on a slip of paper).

First I tried my food processor, and the dates just stuck to the blades, even when they were cool. The instruction book says you should likely have them frozen, but I didn't.

Then I thought I had a brainstorm, and I decided to use my food grinder (which attached to my Kitchen Aid) (I have one of those old fashioned manual ones, but decided to get lazy and use electric).

Well, I'm not sure how great an idea that was, either, as it seemed like I was going to burn out the motor, it took so long, and it felt so hot when I was done.

Ingredients:

240 g dates
80 g raw almonds
1/2 t vanilla extract
1/2 t ginger, cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
pinch cloves & sea salt
1 T coconut oil

Mix together; flatten in dish (13 x 9 I believe) and refrigerate to firmness, and then slice.
Store in fridge or freezer.

Hope they turn out well; because it's likely the last time I'll be making them.
Perhaps if I had chopped the dates first; it may have caused less strain on the equipment.

ETA: probably a good idea to 1. use parchment in the dish; and 2. score them before they get too hard.

Edited by: CMCOLE at: 8/25/2013 (12:03)
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