Monday, March 7, 2011

No Bake Cashew Bar(Grain Free & Sugar Free)



I love all kinds of bars, baked, no bake. The best thing about these bars are you can put in any number of things, without any rules, bake them or refrigerate them. Cut them into bite size pieces and have one whenever you crave for anything sweet. This is a very easy to do recipe and very healthy too, with protein rich cashew and omega-3 and omega-6 rich chia and sweetened with the no cavity causing xylitol.



This bar recipe, I saw in a book in Barnes and Noble long time back. I don't even remember the book name and I modified it a lot based on what I had in hand. This is a very versatile recipe and you can substitute this with any nuts or nut butter you have in hand.



Preparation Time - 10 Minutes

Cooking Time - 2 Minutes

Serves - Makes around 2 dozen bars



Ingredients



Raw Cashews - 2 Cups



Powdered Chia - (1/2 Cup -2 Tbsp)



Grated Coconut - 1/2 Cup



Cashew Butter - 1/2 Cup



Coconut Oil or Clarified Butter(Ghee) - 1/4 Cup (Either one of them will work, if you don't like the flavor of coconut oil, substitute with Clarified butter)



Xylitol - 2 Tbsp or to taste



Toasted Sesame seeds - 2 Tbsp



Toasted Chia Seed - 2 Tbsp



Salt - 1/4 Tsp



Vanilla extract - 1/2 Tsp



Method



1) Take the cashews and make a coarse meal by placing that in a food processor.



2) To this add the powdered chia, grated coconut, cashew butter, xylitol,, salt and process for a few seconds.



3) Melt the oil/ghee(clarified butter - cassein free) till it is all liquid and switch off.



4) Grease a baking pan with few drops of oil/ghee and transfer the remaining ghee transfer it to the proccessed cashew, xylitol mixture. Add the toasted chia seeds, sesame seeds and you should be able to able to make a dough out of this mixture.



5) Using your hands take this dough and press evenly and firmly in the pan and refrigerate for 2  to 3 hours.



6) Once the bars harden, slice them and serve and remaining store them in the refrigerator. Keeps good in a refrigerator for atleast a week.









20 comments:

SouthindianHome said...

Wow. A very easy and delicious recipe.

Vimitha Anand said...

I love anything with cashew and this no bake is perfect...

aipi said...

They came out perfect, love the flavor!


US Masala

ila said...

Wonderful cashew bar without baking:) yummy :)

Priya said...

Wat a healthy and wonderful looking cashew bar, awesome!

Krishnaveni said...

superb recipe, looks great, and can i have some?

Padma said...

Wow a healthy cashew bars and that too no bake.

Now Serving said...

What are Chia? and xylitol - Are they available in local grocery stores? I know I will be googling this now...
They look wickedly yummy

My attempt at The Julie/Julia project said...

Lovely looking cashew bars... i would so love to pop one in my mouth :)

Sowmya said...

That is a wonderful cashew bar, nutritious and adorable!

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Sensible Vegetarian said...

Thanks all for your wonderful comments.
Regarding your question on Chia and Xylitol, you can get them in your local health food store or can get it online(which works much cheaper).

Prathibha said...

Healthy n yummy bar..looks yummmm

Seena said...

SV, so u have a very healthy blog! all nice recipes and really loved them. hope to see you again.. :)

Ms.Chitchat said...

Enjoyed browsing thro' ur space and ur wonderful recipes and this cashew bar is too good and full of goodness. Glad to follow u :):)

Chitchat

Miriam said...

You come up with the best stuff!!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

sanjeeta kk said...

The bars look delicious!

Swathi said...

Looks delicious love this energy bar.

TipsNDeals said...

I love anything with cashwes..I'm going to try this..n Thanx for ur lovely comment on "gujhiya"..following u..

Michael Lange Ocala said...

Wow these look good. I also will eat anything with cashews. Can't wait to try these.

Nupur Mehra said...

very innovative recipe. thnx for sharing

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