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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Scraps and Snippets ~ Orange You Glad We've Got Each Other Bars Etc.

Fruit of Recipe Challenge # 2.

Orange You Glad We've Got Each Other Bars

Crust:

1/2 of an orange's zest (zest whole orange, put 1/2 aside
for filling)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 TBSP coconut oil
5 dates (regular sized)
3/4 cup coconut raw flakes

Filling:

1 can white beans or 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups from scratch.
15 pitted dates (I used standard, you'd need less with Medjool) or 3/4 heaping cup raisins
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
1 TBSP coconut flour (or pulverize shredded raw coconut)
Juice from one orange
Zest from 1/2 orange (zest the whole thing and put 1/2 aside)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup vegan gluten free white chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 if making bars or cookies.

Combine all crust ingredients in food processor until combined, uniform and holding together. Press crust into bottom of 8 x 8 pan.

Filling: Combine all items (except cranberries and
chocolate) in food processor (no need to rinse after using it for the crust) until all ingredients are incorporated.



Stir in chips and cranberries.

Bake at 350 for 21-24 mins. Cool and store in fridge. Can also be rolled into cookie bites. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Press cranberry and white chocolate chip on top. Keep in fridge. Also, unbaked, this is a great dip. Follow all directions for filling, and put in fridge to chill, use gluten free/vegan cookies/crackers. You may also roll the dough into balls, chill, then roll them in the crust mixture and make truffles.