Date and Nut Bar

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Here is a healthy (or at least healthy-ish) snack idea.  It is made with fruit without any additional sweetening, and is a great alternative to chocolate, or other sugar based treats.

Healthy version:

Ingredients:

  • Pitted Dates 2 cups
  • Nuts (Walnuts, Cashews, and/or Pecans, etc) 1/2 cup
  • Nut Butter 3 Tbs
  • Coconut Milk splash*

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Fruity version:

  • Pitted Dates 2 cups
  • Nuts (Almonds or Pistachios) 1/2 Cup
  • Figs about 6
  • Coconut Milk splash*

Decadent  version:

  • Pitted Dates 2 cups
  • Shredded Coconut 1/4 cup
  • Chocolate Chips 3 Tbs
  • Coconut Milk splash*

Method:

Place ingredients in a food processor and blitz until smooth**. Roll mixture into a ball and place onto a small baking tray.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes and cut into bars or wedges. That’s all there is to it.

* The milk is optional, but I found that the date mixture could be a bit crumbly after blitzing.  A splash or so of the milk made for a smoother, stickier mixture.

** If using slivered nuts reserve about half to add into the blended mixture when spreading it to tray.

*** The pictured batch is dates with slivered almonds and nut butter.

Padre

 

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