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Old 01-29-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
Ari Kestler
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build a bar...

kinda like build a bear but for bars...

thoughts?

http://www.youbars.com/?sec=index w/f/s
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:48 AM   #2
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Re: build a bar...

if your gonna pick all the stuff may as well make it as well.
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:55 AM   #3
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Re: build a bar...

Alex has a good point...anyone ever make their own bars? How do (did) you form it into a bar that stays like a bar?

Maybe George has something in mind?
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:51 PM   #4
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Re: build a bar...

go to stumptuous.com. They've got a great bar recipe that holds together very well. BTW, has anyone else tried to make these particular bars? I'd love to get more ideas/recipes on making more bars.
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Old 01-29-2008, 03:32 PM   #5
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Re: build a bar...

That's a great site Ari, nice job! Now i can finally have something that isnt as bad as regular halfway house food while playing golf
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:27 PM   #6
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Re: build a bar...

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Alex has a good point...anyone ever make their own bars? How do (did) you form it into a bar that stays like a bar?

Maybe George has something in mind?
I've done it a few times, something like

honey
whey
milk
oats
raisins
chopped apricots
coco powder

in the oven

done.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:16 PM   #7
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Re: build a bar...

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go to stumptuous.com. They've got a great bar recipe that holds together very well. BTW, has anyone else tried to make these particular bars? I'd love to get more ideas/recipes on making more bars.
great site to start out making your own bars! Thank you!

Direct Link (W/F safe): http://www.stumptuous.com/cms/displa...le.php?aid=139
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:29 PM   #8
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Re: build a bar...

I make this kind of stuff all the time (good for outdoor time with kids too). I use coconut oil which is a big part of traditional foods (but not advocated by Sears). It is an MCT, antiviral, antibacterial. It helps all the dry ingredients stick together and tastes good too-only thing is if it gets too hot it is soft. I usually soak some unpollinated dates (not so sweet as regular dates) and puree them. I grind nuts so they are nearly a flour. You can roll them into balls and then in unsweetened shredded coconut.
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Old 01-29-2008, 07:51 PM   #9
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Re: build a bar...

I'm scary working a hot oven so I make coconut oil bars that don't need baking. They make a tasty, energy dense (high calorie) snack that I can eat prior to most WODs or before many hours of snow shoveling without getting sick or crashing. The only downfall is that they must stay below 70 degrees or they melt back into goo.

Here's a basic recipe, substitute as desired:

1 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
handful of dried blueberries
2 scoops Mercola chocolate protein powder (my guts like Mercola protein)
1/2 cup crushed soaked/dried pecans
2 tbsp nut butter

Stir together in large pan with a lip. Place in fridge (or leave out in a 60 degree apartment). Cut into bars or chips. Keep cool until eaten.



I'm planning another attempt at pemmican bars using grassfed dried beef or wild caught dried salmon, a little dried fruit and a mix of grassfed beef fat and coconut oil. I've tried using just beef fat and couldn't get it down; maybe adding some coconut oil will appeal to my taste buds.
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Old 01-29-2008, 08:23 PM   #10
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Re: build a bar...

Thanks Ari, I saw the link featured on Springwise.com the other day. Word spreads fast ha!

Kelly-
Your recipe looks yummy. I would be afraid that I'd eat the entire batch the very first night. Ever use the omega-3 green pastures coconut butter before? While a bit pricey, the stuff is great!
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