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Coconut Date Bars

Coconut Date Bars

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
lacy

lacy

The on-the-go, travel-light snack bar. Derived from a famous raw food bar and the ultimate in 'foodie!' This is a great snack for the active lifestyle and impressive to hand out to others. As an outdoor professional I take these in the back country and they need not be refrigerated and give great energy. Cut into bars and enjoy or wrap individually for on the go.

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  • Calories:
  • 249 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.9g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Blend almonds and coconut in a food processor; add dates and pulse until combined. Add cashews and coconut oil; pulse until mixture is thick and sticks together. Transfer to a sheet of waxed paper; form into a square, folding sides of waxed paper over the top. Refrigerate until solid, at least 30 minutes.
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LatinaCook
13

LatinaCook

2/15/2013

These were very easy to make and they taste delicious. They are also very versatile so you won't get tired of the same flavor over and over again. They remind me of Larabars. I will use their flavors as ideas to make my own versions at home. I used raw whole almonds and pecans instead of cashews. I did add the coconut oil because it's good for you, but it doesn't need it hold together. The oil from the nuts is more than enough. Also, the dates make it sticky. The key here is to let the food processor go on(times will vary depending on the power of your processor) until the ingredients come together and form a ball. If you don't process the ingredients long enough, your mix might not stick together. Next time, I will skip the coconut oil because it made it a bit too greasy for me. Also, I might add unsweetened dried cherries or other fruits. Update: DO NOT add the oil. Even without the oil, the bars are oily/sticky enough. I made them again but folded in some dark chocolate mini chips and some chopped pecans to give it texture. Wow! Excellent. I'll add in some chopped almonds and some chopped dried cranberries or cherries next. Another idea would be dried apples and cinnamon...with or without raisins... Macadamias and white chocolate (though white chocolate isn't healthy, just add a bit)... Dried pineapples and mangoes... The possibilities are endless!!

ConkyJoe
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ConkyJoe

8/2/2013

Very tasty. Without a photo by lacy, the recipe submitter, and limited guidance (“pulse until mixture is thick and sticks together”), it’s hard to know how fine or coarse a texture she intended these bars to have. In preparing this review, a photo by lacy was found in her member photo gallery which gives a good representation as to size if recipe is followed. Making the recipe exactly as written and after processing the ingredients, the uncut square was no larger than half the size of the square shown in a 2/21/13 photo by LatinaCook. Given this 4 servings recipe, the unprocessed nuts and coconut equal about 1 cup for 4 servings, and after processing, about 1/8 cup of processed mixture + 2-1/2 dates per serving. For those with a Vitamix blender, the combined ingredients do not form enough mixture to work with as it sticks to the side of the blender, barely above the blade, and the tamper tool can’t reach it. Next time making these, I’ll at least double the recipe as that would probably provide a sufficient amount of mixture to process with a Vitamix or to justify the time involved in cleaning the food processor. I’ll also eliminate the coconut oil as the nuts and oil deliver a lot of fat for a relatively small sized bar.

Indra
4

Indra

2/8/2013

I make a similar recipe using choc. chips instead of coconut to give it a little sweetness - the end result tastes just like cookie dough! Delicious and healthy snack when you`re on the run.

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