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Coconut Almond Date Bars

Coconut Almond Date Bars cut in pieces

The perfect quick breakfast or on-the-go snack packed full of flavor

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Instructions

  1. Pit dates and add 1 cup of water to a small skillet. Bring to a boil then simmer till most liquid is gone and dates are tender. Let cool.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray and place 2 pieces of parchment paper with sides hanging over.
  3. While dates are cooking, in a food processor pulse oats, whole wheat flour, cup of almonds, salt and baking powder until almonds are finely ground (about a minute). Add oil, butter, coconut sugar and 2 tbsp of honey and pulse to combine. Add 1 cup of shredded coconut and lightly pulse to mix.
  4. Transfer mixture to the baking dish and pack down using the back of a measuring cup. Take softened dates and add to food processor and blend until smooth. Scrape the edges a few times cause they get stuck. Spread dates over the crust leaving 1/2 inch of crust exposed.
  5. In a small bowl, add the 1/4 of almonds (chopped), 1/2 cup of shredded coconut and coconut flakes. Add remaining 2 tsp of honey and mix. Sprinkle on top of date mixture and lightly press down.
  6. Bake for 30-35 min till the crust has browned and the coconut has toasted. Cut into 9 square pieces.

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Keywords: baking, breakfast bars, snack bar, coconut, almond, dates

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