The Mealvana Bar
2 ounces chia seeds
1/4 cup flaxseeds
1 cup dried plums [180g]
1/2 cup deglet noor dates [90g]
2 ounces cashews
1 ounce almonds
1 ounce walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries [210g]
1/2 cup sunflower seeds [60g]
1/4 cup goji berries [25g]
2 tablespoons medium roast coffee beans [5g]
2 tablespoons cacao nibs [12g]
1 tablespoon water, or as needed
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
Step 1. Ground the chia seeds and flaxseeds in a spice blender. We will use it in step 3.
Step 2. In a food processor, combine the dried plums, deglet noor dates, cashews, almonds, walnuts, vanilla extract, salt, ground cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Pulse the mixture for 10 seconds or until they are coarsely processed.
Step 3. Add the dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, goji berries, medium roast coffee beans, cacao nibs, water, and grounded chia seeds mixture. Pulse the mixture for another 10 seconds or until the mixture resembles a very dry dough. The mixture should look quite dry, but is pliable and stays together when pressed. If more water is needed, increase by one tablespoon at a time or until desired consistency is achieved.
Step 4. On a flat surface, roll the “dough” out using a rolling pin. Divide it into 16 even portions. Shape it however you like to eat your bar. Coat it with shredded coconut.
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