Fig Almond Protein Bars - Becca Piastrelli

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creative gal!

You’ve landed on a post I wrote a few years ago -
back when I was known as The Dabblist and was exploring all sorts of ways I could create beautiful things with my hands. It was a powerful time for me — awakening my creativity after suppressing it for so long — but this space has since evolved to reflect the woman I’m becoming.

I work in an office with a lot of snacks. But I wouldn't necessarily characterize them as healthy. While I value those moments of catching up with my coworkers in the kitchen midway through the morning, I'd rather not do it over a bag of sour cream and onion chips or sugar-laden "health" bars. I can only eat so many raw almonds by myself at my desk, so I decided to take matters into my own hands, and make easy, protein-packed energy bars.

Ingredients

1 c. raw almonds

1/2 c. raw pecans

4 dates, pitted

1/2 c. raisins

1 c. dried figs

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until fully combined. You should be able to squish the mixture between your fingers and have it easily come together.

Scoop your clumpy mixture onto a wax paper covered baking sheet. Squish it down with a piece of wax paper on top. Place in the freezer for 1 hour.

Take your bars out of the freezer and cut into squares, and they are ready to eat.  We like to keep them in the fridge to keep them cool and solid. If you want them on the go, I suggest rolling them into balls - they'll keep better that way.

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