Almond Date Bars

Healthy, nutritious, simple, clean ingredients! With the kids always on the run with school and sports, it’s good to have healthy snack options on hand. I love Larabars and this make-at-home, no-cook option tastes just as good!

Grab it before getting on the bus for school, enjoy it as a before-sport snack or just when those hunger pangs strike.

Servings: 6 bars or smaller, 18 bite-sized squares

Ingredients

  • I cup almonds
  • 1.5 cups pitted dates
  • Dash of salt

Utensils

  1. Food processor
  2.  7×7 baking tray/pan
  3. Parchment paper to line the baking tray/pan

Instructions:

  • If dates are very dry: Place dates into a heat-safe bowl. Pour a cup of hot water, allowing the dates to soak for 10-15 minutes to soften. Drain the liquid and reserve dates
  • Use a food processor with an s-blade
  • Add the nuts and pulse until the nuts break into very small pieces
  • Add the dates and the salt
  • Pulse until a thick paste forms, scraping the sides, if required
  • Remove the mixture from the processor
  • To shape the bars, press mixture into the baking tray
  • Place the tray in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
  • Remove from refrigerator, cut into 6 bars, cover and store for when those hunger pangs hit!

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