I have been addicted to the “Energy Nuggets” in the bulk section at the grocery store for quite awhile now, but they cost a pretty penny and I really want to eat a LOT of them. So I did what I often do: snapped a photo of the ingredients and went home to figure out how to make them for myself. Is this legal? I have a file of photos of ingredients from packaged products that I am trying to recreate my way through. I’m not going to call them Energy Nuggets though… frankly, I don’t like to eat anything called a nugget. I guess they are kind of like gold though.
Carob Date Squares (original, I know)
1 cup almonds
1/2 cup cashews
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
5 ounces dates, pitted
1/4 cup carob powder, plus more for dusting
1/4 cup honey
Whirl up the nuts in a food processor until they are finely chopped. Remove the nuts and add the dates to the food processor. Pulse it until the dates are pasty. Add the nuts back in, along with the carob powder and honey and process until everything is uniformly incorporated. Press into a waxed paper-lined 8×8 pan and stick in the fridge for a bit until hard enough to cut into bite-size squares. Dust with carob powder (to prevent from sticking together once stored).
I’m not loving these pictures. But, they’re good. I promise.