lemony snack bars

here is another great alternative to the common granola bar. i found this recipe on a health food blog i follow, created to be similar to a lemon larabar {really expensive health food bars found in health food stores}. i personally don't love the taste of larabars but this is a fabulous tasty take on the bar, ideal for after a workout. full of protein, it helps sustain the muscle built after a workout if eaten within half an hour after a workout. i haven't tried them out on davith yet, but i will let you how they go over.

this recipe is a little finicky as it is vegan, with very few ingredients. i just stuck to the recipe & followed the instructions exactly, which is unusual for

{lemony snack bars}
makes 6 bars
3/4 cup whole pitted dates
1/3 cup cashews (mine were roasted & lightly salted)
1/4 cup almonds (mine were raw)
1/4 tsp lemon extract

put the date, cashews, and almonds
in a food processor and process until the dates and nuts are broken down. add the lemon extract and continue to process a little more. the mixture will look a little dry and like it's not going to stick together but it will, trust me!
dump your mixture onto a piece of wax paper. form it into a rectangular loaf. slice it into small bars. you can keep these in the fridge or on the counter. they will be firmer if kept in the fridge, but hold together fine if kept on the counter.

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