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Raw, Healthy Snack

by Kelly Crawford

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Lately we’ve been trying to improve our health through nutrition–juicing some, adding some things to our diet and removing some things.

I’m a “snacker” most of the day, so inspired by my neighbors, I set out to create a snack that satisfies my sweet craving but is healthy enough to eat all I want 😀

I’ve come up with one that I really like so I thought I’d share.  I am so cursed with an entrepreneurial spirit that I couldn’t enjoy the first few hours of my new recipe without a flood of marketing ideas.  (“I can call it ‘Raw Power’, package it in bite-sized pieces…logo, I need a good logo….let’s see, now what was that website that sells the packaging bags in bulk?  I’ll charge $2.00 a bag”, (quickly figuring the cost)…more random thoughts….“Great.  I should be able to profit about $2 a week.”

Moving on to just enjoying the snack….

Here is the versatile, substitute-what-you want recipe I came up with:

3 Tbls. coconut oil, warmed to liquid state

Mix in the following ingredients–I didn’t measure 😉  But I probably put in about 3-5 Tbls. of most ingredients:

  • Ground flax seed
  • Hemp seed
  • Chopped cashews
  • Oats (I ground up some of them with a hand-chopper)
  • Coconut flakes
  • Cocoa
  • Honey to taste (or dates for sweetness)

I’m going to try adding mashed bananas next time.

Either roll into balls and let harden, or press into small glass dish and cut into bars after hardening.  Yummy!

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Kelly L March 25, 2010 - 10:35 am

Sounds delish! Perfect for a Daniel fast! As soon as our girl looses all of her 5 loose teeth AND the molars in the back finish growing in, I am making this. The worst part, other than the pain, is the lack of good, raw food for her. It hurts too much to chew!

Mrs. Santos March 25, 2010 - 1:17 pm

Sounds yummy…could substitue the cocoa for raw cacao for more nutritional punch…you would still get the chocolate taste.

EmSue March 25, 2010 - 1:31 pm

Sounds somewhat like the no-bake cookies my husband loves, only way healthier. I wonder if I could convert him? 😉

Grateful for Grace March 25, 2010 - 1:32 pm

Oh, sounds like Lara Bars! I have such a thing for them.

I’ll have to try this!

Thanks for sharing.

Lady Why March 25, 2010 - 10:42 pm

It does sound like Lara Bars. And I love Lara Bars! Thanks for sharing this!

Kim M March 26, 2010 - 2:08 pm

I need to try this!

Michelle March 26, 2010 - 4:45 pm

Hi Kelly, sounds similar to a recipe I made up recently. I call them Fiber Balls, for lack of a better name 😉
Equal parts
Ground Flax
Hemp seeds
Chia seeds
enough cashew butter (or any nutbutter)
tiny bit raw honey

Mix together and for balls and put in fridge. I also like them in the freezer, kind of nougaty.

could add coconut, raisins, chopped chocolate (yum)

I take, I mean eat 3-4 of these a day and they keep me, um, you know, regular. 😉

Candace March 26, 2010 - 10:54 pm

Thanks Kelly!
Definitely going to try making these tomorrow as I have all the necessary ingredients.

I must say…I totally identify with having an “entrepreneurial spirit”. I find myself doing this ALL the time!

Diana March 28, 2010 - 2:32 am

Hey, these are just like no-bake cookies. I just made no-bake cookies the other day and pretty much it is cocoa, melted butter, peanut butter (non hydrogenated), oats, coconut, etc. I added flax seeds, sunflower seeds, some crushed Special K flakes etc. Nice thing about no-bake cookies is that you can use the base of butter and pretty much add anyting you want in it. If it works in a trail mix it will work in the cookies. I made these because we were all sick and I didnt want anything with flour or sugar (we used splenda but honey is a great idea) but wanted something sweet after dinner.

Great to see more variations!

Gwen February 22, 2011 - 2:47 pm

Could you tell me about Hemp seeds? Do they not have ANY psychoactive properties?

kayseri hali yikama fabrikalari March 28, 2012 - 11:19 am

Really great topic. When the others will come ?

charmaine June 15, 2013 - 1:19 am

Instead of using honey, I would use medjool dates. That’s what they put in the Lara Bars.


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