Deep Fried Raw Nakd Cashew Bars

Mmmmmmm; raw food.

OK, so I realise that there's something inherently wrong about this blog post, I just can't figure out what it is. I <3 raw food and I <3 deep frying, so surely it's all good?

I started eating Nakd bars as soon as they came out and have consumed several hundred of their larger bars over the past few years (mostly as breakfast - I'm generally raw these days before 12). Their new smaller bars are alright, despite looking like something suspiciously different. I like the cashew type the most, however due to their size they're not quite a meal replacement.

So how better than served deep fried in cider batter?

I admit, I did this as a joke. I'd just made my dinner and was on the hunt for something to deep fry for dessert. I am however extremely surprised by how good it tastes!

It's not in the oil long enough to get really hot, but the heat it does get melts it slightly and makes the date become quite toffee like.

The batter is from a recipe I posted in December, using cider (hard cider) instead of beer.

I don't really have anything else to say, other than that I'm definitely making this again!! :D


  1. Jimi Conqueror said...:

    LOL, brilliant! Just reading this my breakfast of a smoothie - I might be converted!

  1. Hahaha, LOVE this! And yeah, right, you did it for a joke ;) The nakd bars are awesome.

  1. Mihl said...:

    Oh my, you did it! Ha, ha, awesome, enzyme-killer!

  1. Steven said...:

    Those poor, poor enzymes :(

  1. Steve said...:

    Excellent. Sounds like heaven!

  1. Finding Me said...:

    Thanks for the comment on my braised tofu post. I'll be taking your advice about the tinned duck :)

  1. Anonymous said...:

    Dear Stephen,

    I'm currently working for a new primetime series of Channel 4's popular TV show Come Dine With Me and am searching for keen cooks from Warwickshire to apply. Looking at your food I think you could be someone to bring something new and interesting to the table.

    If this is something that would be of interest to you, please send your contact details and apply to

    With kind regards,

    Christina Chung

  1. Steven said...:

    Thanks, but no - my idea of hell ;)

  1. Velovegan said...:

    Hi Steven! I saw you were following my blog so I had a bit of a nosey at your blog... and wow... I am SO HUNGRY right now (yes, you are to blame) that I'm going to have to go get a midnight snack! I just love your blog so much, I could spend *forever* reading it and looking at the pictures... damn you! :D

  1. Steven said...:


    Pleased you like it :)

  1. Hello there! What's happened to your blogging!!! It's been almost a month- it's time to get back on the horse :) Oh, and scrabble is awesome, as is Wales...

  1. Steven said...:

    I've been very, very lazy :)

    All sorts of good things happening in my world at the moment, will be back blogging soon :)

  1. Ooo, that sounds exciting! I'm glad good things have been happening. Looking forward to your return :)

  1. Kelly Monster said...:

    So wrong yet so right. Omnomnomnom.

    I will admit there is no way I am ever going to try this. I'm far to waist-conscious to deep fry anything at home. I'd rather buy deep fried food when out and just live in denial about how it's deliciousness came into being. Or I could just come over to yours and close my eyes whilst you cook for me!

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I knew I was doing something wrong eating them raw!

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