Raw Apple and Cinnamon Bars
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Recipe type: Vegan, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Grain Free, Low Carb, Treat
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Serves: 9
 
A delicious treat packed with flavour thats free from refined sugar, dairy, gluten and grains.
Ingredients
  • *25g /0.88oz Dried Apple
  • *150g / 5.2oz Medjool Dates (weight is before they are de-stoned)
  • *70g / 2.5oz Pecan Nuts
  • *100g / 3.5oz Almonds
  • *30g / 1.0oz Desiccated Coconut
  • *1 Pinch Salt
  • *1tsp Cinnamon
  • Optional extras: dark chocolate chips, toasted seeds, orange zest, cranberries
Instructions
  1. In to a blender / food processor place all the almonds and pulse until broken up but still chunky, take 1tbsp out and set aside for later
  2. Add in the medjool dates (unpitted), all the coconut, cinnamon, ¾ of the pecan nuts, ¾ or the dried apple and a pinch of salt
  3. Place on high speed for about 5-6 minutes until mixture collates in to a ball and is stuck together (it resembles a fudge like consistency at this stage)
  4. Chop up the ¼ pecans, ¼ apple in to small pieces (this is going to be your added crunch in the bar) add with the remaining almonds and mix together before placing on a chopping board
  5. Take your ball out of the food processor (if it's very oily you can squeeze out any oil nut milk bag, or just your hands!)
  6. Roll the ball in to the nut / apple mix and knead the ball until the nuts / apple are fully combined
  7. Press in to a square / rectangular loaf pan ( I use a silicone loaf pan 27x14x6cm) and place in to the freezer for 1 / 1.5hrs to allow it to set
  8. Take out of the freezer and cut in to bars / bite sized squares
  9. Store in a tin and keep in the fridge for up to 4 weeks
  10. If you would like to wrap them, I recommend using two sheets of grease proof paper (one for any excess oil) and binding them up with some brown string
Recipe by THE LOW CARB KITCHEN at https://thelowcarbkitchen.co.uk/raw-apple-and-cinnamon-bars/