With the 2008 presidential election rapidly approaching, we thought it was time for Kitchen Caravan to get a little political.
You can make these Be Like Barack Bars for an election party, bake sale or inspirational treat. They are a simple bar cookie with carrots for vision; ginger for energy and zing (ginger is also anti-inflammatory, so hopefully the effect ginger has on our muscles will be similar to the effect Barack has on the rest of the world); oats for even blood sugar and sustained energy throughout the day (you will need that to run a country); and grated chocolate--one of our trade goods of choice--to remind us of the importance of foreign relations. Enjoy!
1/2 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. grated carrots
3 tbl grated ginger
1/2 c. chopped dark chocolate
3/4 c. spelt flour
1/2 c. oats
1 tsp. salt
1. Mix spelt flour, oats and salt in a small bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, combine butter and brown sugar, once fully mixed add the egg and beat well. Add grated carrots, ginger and stir until completely combined.
3. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients. Once that is fully mixed, add the grated chocolate.
4. Put in a greased 8X8 baking pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350. Let cool completely before slicing into bars.
Emma Piper-Burket is a collaborator on Kitchen Caravan, an online resource for healthy eating and cultural education.
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