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No dehydrator required, I repeat, no dehydrator required! I hope you could hear me singing that from my roof top. haha Though I LOVE my dehydrator and it is an amazing tool to have in the kitchen, but I do appreciate a quick and easy treat that I can pull together in a matter of minutes. And if I do, I am sure you do too. :)
Thick, chewy, chocolatey goodness. That sums it up really! Oh gosh, I got all caught up in the fact that you don’t need a dehydrator that I almost missed the fact that they are nut-free! Don’t get me wrong… nuts are yummy, nuts are healthy but many people are either allergic to them or have a hard time digesting them. So, having a treat that is raw, gluten-free and nut-free can be a true victory.
Today, I am going to b-r-i-e-f-l-y talk about raw honey. I know you are busy and just really want to get on with making this bar but I wanted to point out a few things about honey. The type of honey that you use can alter the success of these bars. I used a raw honey that is supper thick. If you use a honey that is really runny, it will change the texture of this recipe. I will provide a link below to the one that I use.
If you can, local honey is best. It is believed that ingesting local raw honey helps build up immunity to the local pollen, alleviating springtime allergies. Modern food-processing techniques often involve filtering honey for clarity and superheating it to avoid crystallization and extend its shelf life.
These processes can dilute much of the nutritional and health value of honey. Filtering might remove minerals, for example, and superheating honey partially destroys its vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes. The definition of raw honey is debatable, but generally it means honey that is strained (run through a screen to remove large particulate matter like chunks of beeswax), and not heated above ambient temperatures that could occur within the hive (generally nothing greater than 100 degrees). Buying local honey is better for the environment and also helps support your local community! I hope you enjoy these bars. Many blessings, amie sue
yields 16 bars