Nuts about Dates Bars! No sugar added | All Natural

nutsaboutdatesbarsThese chewy bars are naturally sweet from the medjool dates and green figs but yield a delicious flavor with the addition of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. If you’re looking for a healthy, guilt-free snacking option or something quick to grab on your way out the door then try these Nuts about Dates Bars! Simple ingredients baked to delicious, healthy goodness. Feel free to switch up the ingredients based on what you have on hand, and just just keep the proportions the same. My version is actually adapted from this recipe.

      Servings: 24 Snack Size Bars
        Nutrition info per bar:
        <60 cals
        <2g fat
        <10g carbs
        ~2g fiber
        <5.5g sugar (all natural)
      1g protein

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup (6 oz) packed pitted medjool dates, soaked in 1 cup of water for 10 mins
  • 5 oz raw green figs, or two small-medium sized figs (I used frozen and thawed before making)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp butter extract (a “secret” ingredient I love to add when baking and cooking–I got mine on amazon)
  • 3/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup natural Rice Krispies
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz) slivered or chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup (1.25 oz) chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup (1 oz) sunflower seeds

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Line a 9x9in baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some extra length to use to pull the bars out of the pan after baking.
  2. Blend dates that have been soaking in 1 cup of water in blender until smooth (you’re blending both the dates and the water in the blender).
  3. Add the figs, vanilla, and butter extract and blend to incorporate.
  4. Mix all the other ingredients evenly together in a large bowl and then stir in the date mixture. Stir until all of the dry ingredients are evenly coated with the date mixture.
  5. Spread into your prepared baking pan and bake for 25 minutes. Bars should be firm to touch when done.
  6. Allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes then remove and let cool to room temp.
  7. Store covered in the fridge for 4 days or wrap tightly and freeze.

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