Coconut Oat Date Bars

29 Jan

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~ Coconut Oat Date Bars~

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced almond
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut manna (is a delicious whole food made of pure, dried coconut flesh.)
  • 1 1/2 cup dates,  pitted if possible otherwise like this recipe you will have to pit the dates.
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup of Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini chocolate chips (Gluten,Dairy & soy free)
  • 1/2 cup of shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup of honey
Instructions

In a food processor (I have a small one so I did this in 2 batches at a time ) make crust by combining almonds, oats, salt and coconut oil.

Greased a  8×8 baking dish. 

I use non-stick coconut oil spray.

Remove crust mixture
  & 
press into a greased 8×8 baking dish. 
Place in the fridge to set up.
Reserve 1/2 cup of crust for topping.
Pit & chop the dates.
Heat up the water in a small pot.
In a blender or food processor,
blend dates with Coconut Mann.
Add Honey.
& warm water

Blend together  until thick paste forms.

In a blender or food processor, I like to shred the coconut finer .
Add the coconut to date mixture .
Mix until all is well combined .
Add the Enjoy Life Semi-Sweet Mini chocolate chips .
Mix until all is well combined.
Press the date mixture on top of the chilled crust and evenly spread.
Add the remaining 1/2 cup of topping.
Cover with Aluminum foil & 
  Place in the refrigerator to set. About 2-3 hours.
Cut into squares and store in fridge or can freeze and save for later.
Gluten & Dairy free Healthy snack !
Yum!
Tastes better than an Almond Joy candy bar !!!!!!

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2 Responses to “Coconut Oat Date Bars”

  1. Carol, Simply Gluten-free February 3, 2015 at 6:10 pm #

    Looks like a great snack – love all of the step-by-step photos!

    • Pati's Recipes February 3, 2015 at 7:13 pm #

      Thanks Carol, I like using Dates ..they are a yummy snack all in itself !!!

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