This nut and dried fruit chunky, sweet and chewy treat I assure you is highly addictive. The little bites will keep at room temperature for up to three months if wrapped well in plastic wrap and up to a year if kept in the fridge I am told by Zel Allen, the author of Vegan for the Holidays, from which book this recipe is adapted. This means you could get a jump start on your Christmas baking and I foolishly thought that if I made up a batch back in September, I would have some left over for Christmas. Uh, no. They didn't last for even a month, especially as I had friends and family around to enjoy them too. Darn, I'll just have to make them again.
Though an ideal holiday treat, I think you ought to have them on hand all year around for a quick and really rather healthy snack. When visitors drop by, you won't have to fuss and bother, but just serve up a few squares of this heavenly bark.
I also highly recommend Ms. Allen's book for creative and unique solutions for holiday meals that are sure to please everyone. It often can be difficult to come up with special meals at holiday time that us pesky vegetarians and vegans will enjoy that will also please the carnivores at the table too, but this book, that I have written about before, not only makes it easy but especially enjoyable.
Jac is hosting this month's edition of No Croutons Required and the theme, as is tradition for December, is to submit a festive photo. This is my contribution.
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Adapted from Vegan for the Holidays: Celebration Feasts for Thanksgiving through New Year's Day
Published on December 2, 2012
Sweet and chewy fruit and nut candy, great for serving in the holidays
More ideas for holiday treats from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen:
Walnut Nanaimo Bars
Chocolate Cocoa Brownies with Dried Cranberries and Chickpea Flour
Chocolate Nut Butter No Bake Fudge
On the top of the reading stack: Simply Satisfying by Jeanne Lemlin