Kundalini Yoga for Temecula, Murrieta, and Lake Elsinore

Homemade lara-type bars (a yummy date/nut ball)

makes 1 bar


1 Tablespoon dates, pureed
3 Tablespoons dry ingredients (nuts, dried fruits, coconut, oats, etc.)


pit dates and whir in a food processor or mash by hand until they're one sticky mass. this will be the base, the "glue" that will hold it all together. to this base, add about 3 Tablespoons of finely diced dried ingredients - the nuts of your choice (almonds, cashews, pecans, hazlenut, etc.), dried fruit, oats, spices, etc. with your hands mix it all together and form into a tight ball. roll this ball into a rope and then pat it flat into a rectangle. tightly wrap in plastic wrap (the wrapping will help the bar hold it's shape as you further mold it) and apply pressure to the top using a flat surface - a cutting board works well. to shape the sides you can take two knives and apply pressure to opposite ends of the bars. refrigerate wrapped. for larger batches shape into a larger square, chill and cut into desired bar shapes with a very sharp knife.


some tasty combinations:


cashew: 1 Tablespoon dates + 3 Tablespoons cashews


almond coconut: 1 Tablespoon dates +2 Tablespoons almonds + 1 Tablespoon unsweetened coconut


almond spice: 1 Tablespoon dates + 3 Tablespoons almonds + 1/4 teaspoon each: cinnamon & nutmeg + 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger.


cranberry coconut: 2 Tablespoons minced dried cranberries, 1 Tablespoon unsweetened coconut


In response to how to make the lemon ones (my fav!), I just made some Key Lime ones with (per bar) 1 T dates, 2 T cashew/almond nut mix, 1 T unsweetened coconut, and lime juice to taste. I think you could do a similar thing for the lemon with possibly some lemon zest mixed in there for an extra zing. I will try that when I have fresh lemons.


This recipe is from Annie Drake 10-15-07