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Ashley Arnold Tuesday, 13 March 2012 07:28 TWEET COMMENTS 5

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DIY Whole Food Bars

Besides making the best deer jerky in the world, a friend and his family make their own whole-fruit bars—ideal for everything from a quick mid-run pick-me-up to fueling multi-day ultras or fastpacking adventures.

Says creator Susie Grothe of Madison, Mississippi, “We don’t follow an exact recipe. We just put what we like in a food processor, and it changes every time we make them.” After she and her son Chris reeled off some tasty ingredients and I did my own at-home experimentation, yielding the following delicious whole-food concoction:

  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 1 cup flaked coconut, no added sugar
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries, no added sugar
  • ¼ cup coconut butter
  • 1 cup raw macadamia nuts
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Two drops lemon juice

Blend all ingredients together in food processor

For long runs, shape them into bite-sized balls for fast, easy consumption. And, for all-day mountain adventures, wrap up large square chunks.



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