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Fig Pecan Energy Bars

Posted in on 2016-09-22
Fig Pecan Energy Bars
Difficulty 5 minutes Serves 8 small bars
Another healthy back-to-school snack courtesy of Julie Van den Kerchove of Julie's Lifestyle: Fig Pecan Energy Bars. These are life savers when you

Ingredients

1 teaspoon chia seeds, soaked in 1 tablespoon water

1 cup pecans (preferably sprouted)
1 cup raw almonds (preferably sprouted, or extra pecans)
1 cup dried figs, roughly chopped and soaked in warm water for at least 10 minutes
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Vanilla powder and Himalayan crystal salt or sea salt, to taste
Cinnamon, to taste (optional)
Water, as needed for binding

Toppings: cacao nibs, lime zest, shredded coconut, goji berries

Directions

1. Soak your chia seeds in 1 tablespoon of water for 5 minutes. This will turn into chia gel.
In the meantime, put your pecans and almonds in a food processor fitted with an S-blade. Mix until finely ground.

2. Add the soaked figs and mix again.

3. Add the lemon juice, chia gel and vanilla powder, salt and cinnamon to taste. Mix again. Taste and adjust the flavoring if needed.
If your dough is too crumbly, add a little water to the mixture and mix again. You will know the dough is ready when it forms into a ball.

4. Now it