I was so happy last weekend, Kirk and I got the boys out for two hikes, both at Mt. Rainier National Park, which is up the road from us (literally!)
On Saturday we took the two youngest on a lake hike to Bench & Snow Lakes:
On Monday we went to Sunrise, which is the highest road in the park – the parking lot is at 6400 feet – in Washington State that is alpine.
I posted this recipe earlier this week on my other blog, TrailCooking, it was so tasty I had to share it here as well!
Last weekend I made a batch of raw German Chocolate Bars that I was inspired by a recipe I saw recently on a favorite blog, NomEatNom, I made these bars using my favorite form of raw cacao, Navitas’s Sweet Cacao Nibs. The sweet ones add just enough to take any bitter cacao taste away. They have a pleasant boozy taste that works well in raw bars.
Find the Medjool dates and raw pecans at Costco or Trader Joe’s for savings, Costco now carries young coconut that is shredded but I find that Let’s Do Organic is my favorite. You can get it online or at natural food stores like Whole Foods.
German Chocolate Bars
- 1½ cups Medjool dates, pitted
- ½ cup raw pecans
- ¼ cup Unsweetend Coconut Flakes
- ¼ cup Navitas Naturals Cacao Nibs Sweetened
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Pinch of fine sea salt
Add everything to a food processor, process on high until finely chopped and it starts coming together in a ball. Line a bread pan with plastic wrap, pack the mixture in, flattening. Chill for a couple of hours, slice and wrap each bar. Keep refrigerated until trail time.
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