Anyway, have you tried Larabar's? They are a whole food energy bar that are quite tasty but I don't love the price! A buck a bar and I just saw them for $1.25 a bar! Outrageous and a little too pricey for my taste but I discovered a solution for that. I found a homemade version on Natural Health at Home's Whole Food Meal Plan that is fast, easy and delicious! Fast because it can be made in a food processor, easy because there is no cooking and delicious because it is soft and sweet and nutty! The other great thing is there are only two ingredients, dates and nuts. My kind of cooking! Ready for the recipe? I'll wait while you go get a pencil and paper.... :)
Homemade Energy Bar's (Larabar's)
1 10oz. package of pitted dates
1 8oz. package of nuts (pecan, walnut or almond's. Your choice)
Place dates in food processor and pulse until it forms a ball. Break ball apart with a spoon and add nuts to date mixture. Process until the consistency of wet sand. Empty contents into a 8x8 baking dish. Cover with parchment paper and press contents down compacting until smooth. I used a small rolling pin. You can also place a plate on top and press down. Leave parchment on top and refrigerate for 1 hour before cutting into squares.