Sweet and Savoury No Bake California Prune Energy Bars
Provided by: Craving Something Healthy for the California Prune Board
Makes: 16Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 1 hour
- 3/4 cup of unflavoured protein powder
- 3 crumbled brown rice cakes
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 cup wasabi peas
- 1 1/2 cups California Prunes
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 2 teaspoons reduced sodium soy sauce
- 1 cup whole almonds
- 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup hemp hearts
- Combine protein powder, rice cakes, garlic powder and wasabi peas in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a chopping blade.
- Pulse about 5 times to combine ingredients. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and set aside.
- To the bowl of the food processor, add California Prunes, peanut butter and soy sauce, and process until smooth.
- Add the dry protein powder mixture to the California Prune mixture in the food processor, and pulse until the mixture comes together to form a dough. The dough should hold together but be just a little bit sticky. If it seems too crumbly, add water – a teaspoon at a time. If it seems too wet, add protein power, a teaspoon at a time.
- Place the dough in the large mixing bowl, and add almonds, sunflower seeds and hemp hearts. Stir well with a spatula, or mix with clean hands until ingredients are incorporated.
- Gather the dough into a ball and place it on a sheet of parchment paper.
- Press or roll the dough out into an 8″ x 8″ square.
- Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about an hour or until firm.
- Cut the dough in half, and then each half into 8 pieces for 16 bars total.
- Wrap each bar in plastic wrap or parchment paper and store in a freezer bag or airtight container in the freezer.