Nostalgic: longing for or thinking fondly of a past time or condition.
Yes, that’s how I feel when I see snack recipes to take along on a hike up the mountains.
So, I quickly make the recipe and some plans, which then fizzle out because … well, I don’t hike. Walks around a tree lined track excluded, that is.
On the ‘plus side’ – this Pecan Energy Bars Recipe makes a really tasty snack.
Pecan Energy Bars Recipe
8.9 oz. (250g) medjool dates, pitted
4 oz. (115g) pecans, halves
1.6 oz. (45g) rolled oats
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tsp. vanilla extract
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. salt
Preheat the oven to 200°F (90°C). Line a baking sheet with baking paper.
Place the dates in a food processor and pulse until chopped and a rough texture forms. Add the remaining ingredients and process for a minute, to form a crumbly dough.
Place the dough onto the baking sheet and roll out into a 6x10.5” (15x25cm) rectangle and cut the dough into 12 even-sized bars.
Bake the bars in the hot oven for 30 minutes, just to dry them out a little. Then remove from the oven and set on a wire rack to cook to room temperature before enjoying.
Store the bars in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, for up to 1 month.
Live, Love, Chat and Eat,
Kate and Crew