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Carrot Sesame Energy Bars

By Tia Ohm

Parents, stick these bad boys in your kids lunch boxes and watch them come home wanting more.  A protein rich snack that is packed with omega-3s, some vitamin A and all raw, natural ingredients for a perfect mid-afternoon pick me up. Make it the night before after your kids go to sleep, and it’ll be ready to go by morning. Enjoy!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup grated organic raw carrots
  • About 6 dates, pits removed
  • 1 T raw honey
  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 T raw chia seeds or flax seeds
  • 1/4 cup raw coconut shavings
  • pinch of sea salt
  • organic sesame seeds, for topping

What to Do:

  1. Combine all ingredients, except sesame seeds and carrots, in a food processor and pulse until everything is chopped small. Add the carrots and pulse until mixed well.
  2. Press the mixture to the bottom of a baking dish or rectangular container. The bigger the container the thinner the bars are going to be.
  3. Top with sesame seeds, coating the top. Tilt dish to spread the seeds all over, and dump out the loose ones.
  4. Put in fridge to harden; 1 hour – overnight.
  5. Cut the mixture into even rectangular shapes and use a spatula to remove from dish.
  6. Store in container in the fridge, or in plastic bags to transport.

Makes 10-20 bars (depending how small you cut them)