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Looking for a healthful treat? One that will keep you energized when you need a boost? Or a treat for the kids to replace sweets or cookies? These scrumptious Pecan, Coconut & Date Bars might be just what you're looking for. Great for travel, camping or giving to friends and co-workers, they blend the buttery goodness of pecans with the natural sweetness of dates. Unsweetened coconut lends a touch of texture and bolsters the nutritional impact of these delicious bars.
Just Three Ingredients
In addition to a food processor, you'll only need:
That's it! That's the whole recipe.
How to Make Your Bars
Step 1. Place all three ingredients in your food processor and blend them together.
Step 2. With a spatula, move the mixture from the food processor into an 8 × 8 × 2” baking pan.
Step 3. Press.
Step 4. Presto! Simply cut the mix into bars of your desired size. No cooking necessary.
Any time you are looking for a way to replace refined sugar or chocolate chips in recipes, think of dates. Natural sugar provides considerably more nutritional value than refined options.
One date carries 20 calories, and this is one reason Pecan, Coconut & Date bars are a high-energy treat. While these treats are not a low caloric food, and are best made just for special occasions, the nut content means they support healthy metabolism. They also provide vital nutrients:
So, enjoy your date bars and make some to share!