Healthy Date Bars

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 173.1
  • Total Fat: 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 82.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g

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Number of Servings: 24


    2 cups chopped and pitted dates
    1 cup orange juice
    1 teaspoon grated orange rind
    2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
    1/2 cup whole wheat flour
    1/2 cup wheat germ or ground flax seed
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup honey
    1/2 cup safflower or other light oil


1. In a saucepan, combine dates, orange juice, and orange rind. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until dates are very soft. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

2. Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, wheat germ, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

3. In a smaller bowl, combine honey and oil. Using a sieve, thoroughly drain the liquid from the cooked dates into the honey-oil mixture, stirring well to combine. In a separate bowl, mash dates until smooth.

4. Combine oat and honey mixtures, stirring to mix thoroughly.

5. Press two-thirds of this dough into a 9 x 9-inch cake pan. Spread mashed date filling over this, then gently and evenly pat remaining crumb mixture on top.

4. Bake 30 - 35 minutes or until lightly browned.

Makes about 24 bars.

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KRIS10_WHITNEY.

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