Almond and Date Energy Bar!

Method

Prepare the Dates: If the dates are dry, soak them in warm water for 10-15 minutes to soften. Drain the water before using.

Blend Almonds: In a food processor, pulse the toasted almonds until they are finely chopped. Set aside a small portion if you prefer chunkier bars.

Combine Dates and Almonds: Add the pitted dates to the food processor with the chopped almonds. Blend until a sticky dough forms.

Add Sweetener and Flavorings: If using, add honey or maple syrup, vanilla extract, a pinch of salt, and any optional add-ins like shredded coconut, cocoa powder, or spices. Pulse until everything is well combined.

Press into Bars: Line a baking dish or tray with parchment paper. Transfer the mixture onto the parchment paper and press it down firmly and evenly to create a compact layer about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.

Chill and Cut: Place the tray in the refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours to set. Once firm, remove the mixture from the tray and cut it into bars or squares using a sharp knife.

Serve or Store: Serve these delicious almond and date bars immediately, or store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

These bars are a nutritious snack packed with the goodness of almonds and dates. Feel free to customize the recipe by adding other nuts, seeds, or flavours according to your preference. Enjoy your homemade healthy treats!

Ingredients

1 cup almonds, toasted

2 cups dates, pitted

1/4 cup honey or maple syrup (optional, for added sweetness)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

A pinch of salt

Optional add-ins: shredded coconut, cocoa powder, cinnamon, or other desired spices for flavour

Recipe By:
Bestnut