Almond-Date Bars

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Marcona almonds are blanched and roasted--you won't need to toast them. You can also substitute regular whole almonds. For the best texture, use whole pitted dates, not chopped; you need the sticky texture of the whole fruit.


Serves 12 (serving size: 1 bar)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 142
Fat 6.3 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 3.7 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 22 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 76 mg
Calcium 36 mg


1 cup Marcona almonds
1 1/4 cups pitted dates (about 15)
3/4 cup dried apples (about 2 ounces)
1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut
1 tablespoon honey
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup crispy rice cereal
Cooking spray


1. Place first 6 ingredients in the bowl of a food processor; process until finely chopped. Add cereal; pulse to combine. Press date mixture into bottom of an 8-inch square glass or ceramic baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cut into 12 pieces.


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