A guy I’m running the Philadelphia Broad Street 10 Miler with shared a recipe with us and since I was in a domesticated mood today, I took a stab at it. Turned out so good I thought I would share with everyone.
There are about the size of a Clif Bar, or close enough for me to use the term “about”.
1.5 cups pitted dates
1 cup walnuts
2 scoops Pure Protein vanilla whey protein powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch kosher salt
water as needed
When I measured the dates, I did it when they were whole. I would recommend chopping them first to get a better measurement. I suspect I’m closer to a cup rather than a cup and a half. I would imagine you could get 6 bars out of this recipe instead of the 5 that I did. Also feel free to use whatever nuts you want. You will need to add water to get the right “gooey” texture. It will vary batch to batch. I would add 1 tablespoon at a time.
Directions: Dump everything in a blender and turn it on! Yeah, that’s it! OK, technically you have to turn off the blender and take the mixture out. Then form into desired shapes. I was told to put them in the fridge to firm them up. Mine have been in there for over an hour and I don’t really see a big difference. I would suggest storing them in an airtight container to keep them fresh. Should easily store for at least a few days. I would think the biggest issue would be getting stale and hard more than going bad.