Monday, May 16, 2011
the best fruit and nut bars ever!
Love love love these bars! I think I mentioned a few days ago that I'd chosen some new recipes to try over the weekend. This is the real standout from the bunch. I'm always wanting to buy fewer bars for our "brown bag" lunches and make more of our own. I usually don't achieve the goal of making our own bars (although I'd prefer to if I had more time), so I felt extra proud of myself for getting these ready to go before the start of a busy week.
I've tried other bar recipes (like these ones), but this is the most successful so far. There's a lot of honey in there, which makes them extra yummy. Honey and dates--how could you go wrong? Rainer enjoyed helping by pulsing the food processor, but then when it came time to sample the bars he was all "me refuse to get my yuckies!" He loves to turn a weird phrase and Faith and I were both cracking up about that one. He's a boy who loves language and rhyming and strange phrasing. But rest assured, no one else thought these were "yuckies."
Recipe found here.