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Really Good Home Made Jerky <click to go to recipe


Healthy Home Made Energy Bars

Recently, I received some all natural, healthy food items from www.navitasnaturals.com, www.manitobaharvest.com and www.amazinggrass.com.

I have been trying to eat healthier lately, and I love to cook – so – this rainy Sunday seemed like a good time to conjure up some recipes for bars to take hiking.  Previously, I had tried a Lemon Date recipe, but I’m not a huge Date fan, so thought I’d try something different.  I am including the recipes below – and would love to add your favorite recipe.

Keep in mind that you may have to adjust the ingredient amounts to fit your tastes, and how firm you like your bars.

Fruity Nut Chocolate Bar

Fruity Nut Chocolate Bars

Fruity Nut Chocolate Bars

Equal measures of the following (approximately 1/4 Cup each):

Dried Cranberries

Navitas Goji Berries

Navitas Cacao

Peanuts

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seed Nut

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seed Butter

Honey

I put the first 4 ingredients in the blender, and twirled it around for about two minutes, until it was all in fairly fine pieces (rice sized or smaller).  I then drizzled the honey in slowly.  When the ingredients stick together, scoop them out and put on a sheet of waxed paper.  I then folded the paper over it and spread it out until it was about 1/4″ thick.   I did taste it at this point, and was happy with the taste.  Not to sweet, and you could definitely pick up a nice chocolate flavor.  The Hemp Seed Butter and Honey held it together nicely.

Put in refrigerator for at least 1 hour before slicing.

Breakfast Bar

This one turned into a breakfast bar, because everyone who tasted it said it reminded them of breakfast.  A lot easier to carry on the trail though!

Oatmeal Maple Breakfast Bar

Oatmeal Maple Breakfast Bar

1 Cup Oatmeal

1/4 Cup Raisins

1/8 Cup Hemp Seed Nut Butter

1/8 Cup Maple Syrup

1/8 Cup of Cashews

1/8 Cup Honey

Mix dry ingredients in blender until mixed and in smaller pieces.  Add Maple Syrup and Honey and mix until everything sticks together and is ‘clumpy’.  Scoop out onto wax paper, and shape into a 1/4″ thick slab.  Put a thin layer of oatmeal onto a baking sheet, and then put the slab on top (prevents sticking, and gives the bars an crunchier layer.   Bake at 250F for 45 minutes.  Cool completely before cutting.

Pineapple- Cran –  Strawberry Almonds Bars

1/4 Cup of each of dehydrated strawberries and pineapple

Pineapple - Cran - Almond Bar (before cutting)

Pineapple – Cran – Almond Bar (before cutting)

1/4 Cup Almonds

1/4 Cup Honey

1/8 Cup Hemp Seed Nuts

1/8 Hemp Seed Butter

Mix all dry ingredients in blender until everything is broken into small pieces.  Add the Hemp Seed butter and Honey, mix until ingredients stick together.  When the ingredients are stuck together, scoop them out and put on a sheet of waxed paper.  I then folded the paper over it and spread it out until it was about 1/4″ thick.

Put in refrigerator for at least 1 hour before slicing.

Dutch Oven Chocolate Lava Cake (oh, so good!)

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