I've recently upped my bicycling mileage quite a bit, and I've had to make an effort to add more calorie-dense food to my diet (I know, I've got it rough). These definitely fit the bill. They're also quick, portable, and delicious.
2 c dates, pitted
1/2 cup dried fruit (I used cherries)
1 1/3 c nuts (I used a combination of Brazil nuts and peanuts)
2 T nut butter (I used almond)
1 pinch cinnamon
- Put all ingredients in the food processor, and blend until it is crumbly with no pieces larger than a pea.
- Dump out onto waxed paper, and pat into a rectangle. Top with more waxed paper and firmly press, or roll with a rolling pin, until you get a firm slab about 1 cm thick. (Don't be gentle with it...really smash it together hard.) Straighten the sides with the back of a knife or a spatula, and cut into rectangles. You can cut the used waxed paper into pieces to individually wrap each bar. Store in the fridge.