Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Easy Recipe Post: Nut, Seed and Date Bars.

These bars are raw and packed full of healthful goodness! They would make a perfect lunchbox filler for the kids or as an easy portable snack to take during endurance training. They also make a lovely "anytime snack" to have in your bag if a snack attack presents itself! 

They are super filling too so will definitely satisfy that craving for something tasty!


1 cup/140g whole nuts of choice (I used pecans and walnuts)
1/4 cup/30g mixed seeds of choice (I used mixture of pumpkin, sesame and pinenut)
1/4 cup/60g almond butter
1/4 cup/4tbsp of melted coconut oil 
1/4 cup/25g of shredded coconut (chopped finely)
8 dates, pitted

Soak the dates in a little water for 5 minutes.
Place in the food processor and blend until smooth, you may need to add a little of the water. 
Roughly chop the nuts and add them to a bowl with the seeds and chopped shredded coconut (reserve 1tbsp to sprinkle on top) 
Add the almond butter and mix well. 
Add in the dates and the melted coconut oil and mix to combine
Place in a layer on an oiled baking sheet (mine took up about a 1/3 of my standard cookie tray). 
Smooth and square if off. Sprinkle with the leftover coconut flakes. 
Refrigerate for about an hour to allow to set.
Remove from fridge and cut into bars. 
Makes 6. Store in the fridge until needed! 

Hope you enjoy! 

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