How to make Raw & Gluten Free Sesame Goji Berry Bars
I found after begining my raw food lifestyle I wanted to experiment with making raw energy bars, but they were not as satisfying as I thought they might be. Each time I tried a new recipe something seemed to be missing, and then I stumbled upon a basic gluten free recipe that has a great taste and then I added a few ingredients to give the energy bars a sweet kick and now I have a very satisfying energy bar that keeps me going.
What you need:
1/2 cup of sesame seeds
1 cup of walnuts (or 1/2 walnuts 1/2 pecans)
1 1/2 cup pitted dates
1 1/2 cup raisins ( or 1 cup raisins 1/2 cup of dried cranberries)
1/2 cup of Goji berries
pinch of salt
Mix all ingredients in a food processor until mixture hold together when pressed
If the mixture seems dry you can put a 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of water or lemon juice (I like lemon juice for flavor)
Press mixture into 9 inch square pan and chill. Then cut into squares to serve. Each square should be approximately 2"x2" and would make 16 servings.
Squares will keep up for a few days in refrigerator or a few weeks in the freezer.
Sometimes after I have pressed the mixture into a pan I sprinkle a tablespoon or two of raw carob nibs on top for a crunchy chocolate taste.