Fuzzy Meal Bars:
1 cup each of:
Honey (or molasses, maple syrup, agave syrup, your choice)
Non fat buttermilk powder
Flax Seed meal
Uncooked steel cut oats (not oatmeal or rolled oats and NOT quick-cook)
Shredded unsweetened coconut
Finely Chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts , cashews, pine nuts, pepitas, sunflower seeds) Chopped dried fruit (dates, figs, prunes, raisins, currants, cranberries)
Heat the honey or syrup in a pot to about 120 degrees (til it’s hot to the touch and very thin) Remove from heat
With a wooden spoon Stir in the powdered milk, then the flax seed meal, then fold in the oats , then the shredded coconut
(It starts getting pretty thick about here, so it’s a bit of work), fold in the nuts, then the dried fruit.
(The order you add things is important, because each ingredient thickens the mix, and you want the first three ingredients well mixed. The fruit and nuts should be distributed evenly but it’s not as critical.)
Working quickly, lightly oil a 9” pyrex dish with olive oil, dump the warm mass in the dish, and press it out as flat as possible with a wooden spoon.
Chill in the refrigerator a couple hours, then cut into 12 equal squares.
I wrap mine in aluminum foil that I’ve oiled slightly with olive oil. They travel well in a pocket, backpack or lunchbox. They’ll soften a bit in heat but they don’t get runny or sticky.
The glycemic index is low, protein to carb ratio is high, each bar is about 315 calories. Calories from carb and from protein are about 50/50
-His first choice was "Limp Bizkit." Burned by the resulting infringement litigation, he went with a name no one would contest.
I bought a hotdog cart to run as a post-retirement business (it's sitting in a storage shed til then). One of my contractors calls me "big sexy". My boss decided I should name my business "Big Sexy's Wiener-Wagon"
What say ye all?
Dave, you have access to all the ingredients. Just got to the compost heap behind the Miller brewery and scoop up some spent malt. Add a few raisins and beer nuts and stir in some Hershey's syrup.
First, I would say you contractor and boss have a highly refined sense of sarcasm.
Second, you will for sure need to add a foot long+ "home wrecker" dog to the menu. Saw that at a vendor in Reno at the sheep show and thought it was clever.