Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Survivor Tuesdays

In honor of my book THE NEWSTEAD PROJECT, which is coming out in May, on Tuesdays I will be offering wilderness survival tips and recipes, like the one listed below. Thursdays will be posts as usual.

Enjoy; these are yummy.

ON THE TRAIL ENERGY BARS

1 cup walnuts
1/2 cups pitted dates
1/3 cup roasted peanuts
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp raw honey
1/4 cup 60% cocoa chocolate chips
2 tbsp virgin coconut oil

Grind walnuts in food processor until fine powder, remove and set aside. Place dates into food processor, pulse until it forms a loose ball, remove and place with walnuts. Place peanuts in food processor, grind until it forms peanut butter, put walnut flour and dates back in food processor, add raw honey and chia seeds, pulse until paste forms.

Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Using ice cream scooper, scoop mounds of above mixture onto paper. Set aside.

In a double boiler melt chocolate chips and coconut oil, blend until smooth, drizzle over above mounds. Place in freezer to set. Store in freezer bags in freezer until ready to take on the trail.