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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 138.6
  • Total Fat: 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.7 mg
  • Sodium: 54.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.4 g
  • Protein: 4.3 g

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Chocolate-Date Cookie Bars

Submitted by: BANANAFISH711
Chocolate-Date Cookie Bars

Introduction

A nutty cookie base is covered with chocolate date paste and topped with chopped nuts and shredded coconut. A decadent treat with no refined flour or sugar. A nutty cookie base is covered with chocolate date paste and topped with chopped nuts and shredded coconut. A decadent treat with no refined flour or sugar.
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    Cookie base:
    1/2 cup rolled oats
    1/2 cup ground mixed nuts (pulse in a food processor to the consistency of corn meal)
    1/4 cup Bob's Red Mill 10-grain cereal (or other high protein hot cereal)
    1/2 tsp. cinnamon
    1/4 tsp. baking soda
    pinch of salt
    2 tbsp. raw honey
    1 medium egg
    2 tbsp. peanut butter

    Filling:
    1/2 cup chopped, pitted dates
    1/2 cup water
    1 heaping tablespoon dutch process cocoa powder (or 10 grams of dark chocolate, chopped)
    1/2 tsp. vanilla

    Topping:
    1 tbsp. shredded unsweetened coconut
    1/2 oz. mixed nuts, chopped

Directions

*Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F.

*In a small saucepan, combine the dates, vanilla, and water over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally until thickened. Use a potato masher or immersion blender to create a more even consistency. Stir in the cocoa or dark chocolate and set the mixture aside to cool.

*In the bowl of a food processor, combine the oats, ground nuts, cereal, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Slowly drizzle in the honey while pulsing occasionally to disperse evenly.

*In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and peanut butter, then add them to the food processor while pulsing occasionally until a sticky dough is formed.

*Grease a 9x5 loaf pan and press the cookie dough into the bottom to create an even crust. Next, layer on the chocolate-date paste and then top with the chopped nuts and shredded unsweetened coconut.

Bake for 20 minutes and cool completely before cutting into bars. Makes a great snack or dessert!





Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BANANAFISH711.






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