Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tasteful Thursday - Cashew Go Bars

Cashew Go-Bars


I ended up cutting the bars in half to make them more snack-sized. The recipe will make 16 larger rectangular bars or 32 smaller square bars.
Easy Energy Bar Recipe For Camping


Cooking-oil spray
1 cup regular rolled oats
1/3 cup oat bran
3 tablespoons flaxseed
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup roasted salted cashews, chopped
1 cup dried mission figs, chopped
3/4 cup cashew butter
1/4 cup milk
1 large egg
1/2 cup honey
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Line a 9- by 13-inch pan with plastic wrap, leaving an overhang on the 9-inch sides, and coat with cooking-oil spray. In a large bowl, stir together oats, oat bran, flaxseed, flour, baking powder, salt, cashews, and figs until well blended.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together peanut butter, milk, egg, honey, lemon zest, and lemon juice until well blended.
  3. Add flour mixture to cashew butter mixture, and beat until completely blended. Scrape dough into pan, and with wet fingers or a rubber spatula, pat to fill pan completely and evenly (dough is sticky, so you may need to coat your hands in cooking-oil spray). Chill dough until firm, about 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 300°F. Invert pan onto a work surface, lift off pan, and peel off plastic. Using a bench scraper or knife, cut straight down lengthwise through the middle, then crosswise to make 16 bars, each 1 1/2-inch wide. Place bars about 1 inch apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake bars until lightly browned and somewhat firm to touch, about 20 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool completely. Bars will keep up to 2 weeks, stored airtight, or 2 months, frozen.

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