Sunday, June 19, 2011

5 Ingredient No Bake Date Bars

I love dates. My Mom makes an amazing date cake and my Grandmother makes yummy date cookies. Now folks, I have the perfect and fairly healthy date bar recipe. I had a bar last night for dessert and it was so moist, filling and bursting with flavor. I think I may love dates as much as chocolate...this is a good thing! I have a feeling I will be making this recipe very often...soooo yummy!!!!! I got the recipe from this blog and she got it from here. This recipe calls for coconut oil. I have never used coconut oil before, but found it at a nearby health food store-Good Foods Grocery.


1.5 cups whole raw almonds
1.5 cups regular oats
1/2 t. salt
10 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
1/4 cup coconut oil

Date Filling:

25 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped (about 2.5 cups)
1/2 cup water


-Line a square pan (I used 8in x 8in) with two pieces of parchment paper going opposite ways.
-In a food processor (or a blender), process the almonds, salt, and oats until a fine crumble forms.
-Now add in the 10 dates and process until crumbly again.
-Melt the coconut oil and add to the mixture (mine was at room temp. and I just stirred it up and it was fine) and process until sticky.
-Set aside 3/4 cup of the mixture for later!
-Press the rest of the mixture very firmly and evenly into the pan.

-Grab your 25 chopped dates and water and process in the food processor (or blender) until a paste forms. You will have to stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl often.
-Scoop out the date mixture onto the crust and gently spread with the back of a wet spatula until even.

-Spinkle on the 3/4 cup of mixture you set aside and gently press down with fingers.
-Refrigerate until firm for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.
-Cut and serve!
-Store in the fridge or freezer.

Give this a try and let me know what you think!

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful Dad!!!! My Dad has the biggest heart and is the hardest working man I know. He is the best role model for his children and is always there to offer us advice and support. Dad started training with me a few weeks ago at 6 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays and he is doing great! It is such a special treat to have this time with him during the weekday. Because of this he is feeling and looking great...GO DAD!! I love you! We are going to celebrate this evening with steaks, baked potatoes, green beans and a pie...all his favorite things.

Happy Father's Day to all of the father's out there! What are you doing this Father's Day?

1 comment:

  1. Natural laxative...but they taste soooo good.