Note: People allergic to bees should not consume bee pollen.
Because these bars contain the living foods bee pollen and honey, the bars are raw, to maintain the enzymes and benefits of these ingredient. If you’re prepping the bars in a very cold kitchen, you can heat the honey and peanut butter gently over warm heat until they thin, but never bring raw honey above 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
INGREDIENTS 1 C pitted dates ¼ C raw honey ¼ C peanut butter (or any other nut butter) 1 ½ C quick cooking oats ⅓ C pistachios, chopped ½ C dried cranberries ¼ C raisins, chopped 2 TBS chia seeds 2 TBS sesame seeds 1 TBS bee pollen, ground in a mortar and pestle (great job for kids!)
DIRECTIONS ♦ Line a 9×9-inch square dish with wax paper. ♦ Chop dates repeatedly until they turn into a rough paste (5 or 6 rounds of chopping, or use a food processor). Learn how to make homemade date paste! ♦ In a large bowl, combine dates, peanut butter and honey and stir until combined thoroughly into a smooth paste. Add remaining ingredients, and with oiled hands, squish and mix until date paste is evenly distributed.