Category Archives: FRUIT AND NUT BARS

GREENSPIRITLIVING.COM- another great recipe resource

POST #790
After a while, when you are hunting down recipes, the recipes keep cropping up from different authors.  That’s the way it goes.  When I find a site with a few new and different recipes, I like to share, so that is exactly what I am doing here. has a nice collection of free recipes, with some fresh, new ideas.  Check it out.


If you are worried about the rawness of LaraBars, as I am, or if you want to save some money, consider making your own.
These recipes are adapted from a recipe I found on Clean Eating Online

BASIC RECIPE for 2 bars

  • In a food processor, grind nuts to a find consistency.
  • Add fruit and any other ingredients, and process to a fine consistency.
  • Spread mixture on a teflex dehydrator sheet placed over a plastic dehydrator tray.
  • Dehydrate for 6 – 10 hours.

Alternatively preparation

  • Divide mixture in half. Place each half on plastic wrap.
  • Wrap plastic around mixture and form into a bar shape.
  • Wrap tightly in plastic and store in the refrigerator.

1/4 C dates
1/4 C dried cherries (or cranberries)
1/3 C  pecans, almonds, or walnuts
1/8 t  cinnamon

1/3 C dates
1/2 C cashews

1/3 C dates
1/2 C cashews
1/2 t vanilla extract
1 pinch cinnamon
1/4 C (1/2 oz.). cocoa nibs