Coconut Date Bars:
This recipe is from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible site Renewing All Things – Biblically Based Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle specializing in neurobiology, healing, and mental health. Enjoy these tasty coconut date bars today!
Coconut Date Bars
Yield 6 bars
- 1 cup of almonds or walnuts
- ¾ cup of organic shredded coconut
- 1 cup of dates
- Pinch of pink salt
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
Step #1: Place all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor and blend until fully combined. You may have to stop the blender and mix a couple times. You could also pulse the nuts first, then add the rest to make it easier on the blender.
Step #2: Place mixture in the size container that you want your bars to be shaped, length wise and height wise.
Step #3: Place mixture in freezer for 15-30 minutes to firm up so you can cut into the shape and bars you would like.
Step #4: Store in fridge or freezer.
***The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
Courses snack or dessert
Serving Size 1 bar
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 17 g
Total Carbohydrates 18 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Sugars 4 g
Protein 5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
If you have heard of Lara bars, these are pretty much it! I love buying those bars because they are filled with simple ingredients, unlike most bars available today that have an ingredient list a mile long. Although I love this, I also thought it was silly to spend money buying them when they can easily be made at home, with whatever twist I want.
Dr Jockers Comments:
This is a great snack to make for active children. It uses basic ingredients and is easy to make.
I am not a huge fan of dates as they are higher in fructose sugar. But if you consume it in moderation you will be ok. The cinnamon will help improve blood sugar signaling patterns and improve insulin sensitivity.
This is a simple and easy recipe to make with your children and have available for school snacks/lunch or for after-school snacks. Enjoy!