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    HOW DO I dry my energy bars?

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    So today I tried making an energy bar and I put

    Coconut shreds
    Coconut oil
    Apple butter
    Chocolate hemp protein
    Goji berries

    Would I have to bake it for it to become drier and harden up?

    I want to be able to eat it with my hands, not with a spoon.
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    You dry them with more carbs.

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    He's most likely right. Some dust mixed in there should help it harden up. I don't even know what to recommend, I've never tried to make this. But it sounds like fun! What about making your own rice crispies to mix in?
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    Hmm I did think of putting some oat flour there to soak up the oil. But I think that the water from the apple butter needs to evaporate. I guess baking is the only way? Didn't want to bake the hemp protein though.
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    With those ingredients, I would thinking baking would only melt them, but I could be wrong. Have you tried putting them in the fridge?
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    dry them as in dehydrator maybe?
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    maybe in the sun on rock

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomeontherange View Post
    dry them as in dehydrator maybe?
    that would be perfect, but I don't have one
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    You could try baking at low temps on parchment paper or in lined muffin tins to evaporate some moisture, and then let harden in fridge? Might work to semi-freeze without baking as well, depending on oil/applesauce ratios-

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    Quote Originally Posted by rphlslv View Post
    that would be perfect, but I don't have one
    ok I know its not exactly like jerky but some people use a fans and a filter. Depending on how wet it is, maybe a perforated pan or maybe just in the oven on low?

    very interested in this project of yours and how it turns out.
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