I've been thinking about making my own Homemade Nakd Bars for some time, and finally got around to it this weekend.
And they were SO simple!
I have made another batch since and played with the flavours a bit too.
Ever since becoming gluten intolerant a year or so ago I have loved Nak'd bars!
They are based on blended dates and sultanas mixed with a variety of different nuts and flavours.
They are ideal for me because not only are they free from gluten, but because there is no chocolate, coconut, yoghurt or banana (none of which I can or like to eat).
I pinned a recipe from Big City Dreamer a while back and love the flavour combinations that she suggests. I found the basic recipe here: Homemade Raw Vegan Clean Eating Fruit, Nut & Oat Bars, but used more dates and my one favourite ingredient to include though is GF Crispy Rice Cereal. It really gives a great crunch and reminds me of the Strawberry Crunch.
100g pitted dates
42.5g sultanas (one kiddies snack box)
60g flaked almonds
100g pecan nuts
Two handfuls of crispy rice cereal (sorry not more specific!!)
1 squeeze of lime juice
2 tsps cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
It is as simple as blending it all up and adding a few drops of lime/lemon juice. You then press it into a log (or roll into balls), slice into bars and set in the fridge for an hour. That's it!
I have tried most of Nakd Bars now, but my favourite three would have to be the Berry Crunch, Custard Rhubarb and the Pecan Pie. And from what I have heard, the Larabar is the American version of the Nak'd Bar, and with flavours such as Apple Pie, Peanut Butter Cookie and Key Lime Pie I know what I will look out for the next time I am Stateside!!
But if you have a bag of dates, some sultanas and some nuts, you can just make a batch yourself!
This batch was kind of like a crunchy and spicy pecan pie. Sounds kind of amazing doesn't it!
They are chewy, sweet, filling, nutritious and best of all, taste good too! And being so simple to make means they are fabulous to make at home and have on hand for when the munchies strike.
I am trying to find lots of healthier snacks at the moment, so would love to hear some suggestions if you know of any good ones!! That are gluten, chocolate, coconut, yoghurt and banana free... should be simple right?!?!