“Why do they call it beauty sleep when you wake up looking like a troll?”

Ever since I spouted off about not providing recipes until the kitchen is finished, I find myself coming up with new ideas about things to create and eat.

I wanted something to grab as a quick energy boost and ran across this recipe for energy bars.  The original recipe called for medjool dates.  I had figs in the house.  The original recipe called for sesame seeds.  I had flax seeds in the house.  Which leads some people to ask why I even bother with a recipe.  Whatever.


Dry ingredients –

1 cup pumpkin seeds

1 cup dried coconut, shredded or flaked

1/2 cup flax seeds

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

2 T chia seeds

Wet ingredients –

15 to 20 figs

6 T liquid coconut oil

3 T cocoa powder

1 t vanilla extract

And finally

6 T rolled oats

2 T poppy seeds


Pulse the dry ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender.  Leave them a little crunchy.  Set aside in a bowl.

Put half the figs plus the rest of the ingredients listed under wet ingredients into the processor.  Whip for 30 seconds.  Add the rest of the figs, one at a time, and whip until the mixture is smooth.

Pour wet into dry and add the oats and poppy seeds.  Mix well.  Hands work well for that.  Press the mixture into an 11×7 pan.  Press firmly.  Refrigerate about 30 minutes.  Cut into bars.  Wrap them and store in the fridge.  They keep about a week.
en balls

OR – If you come up with a mixture that doesn’t stay together, you can roll them in your hands into balls.  That’s what I ended up doing.  Then I placed them into a container and put them into the freezer.  That way they’ll keep for a long time and I won’t have to eat them all at once.

It’s your story.  You can tell it anyway you want!

Loveya – The Grandma




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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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