Almond-Date Bars

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.

Yield: Serves 12 (serving size: 1 bar)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 142
  • Fat: 6.3g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 22g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Sodium: 76mg
  • Calcium: 36mg

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

Preparation

  1. 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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