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Almond-Date Bars

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Yield Serves 12 (serving size: 1 bar)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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