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Date and nut bars

Makes 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup dates, pitted and chopped
  • ¼ cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • ½ cup roasted, unsalted, almonds, chopped
  • 1 ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips, melted

Preparation

In a food processor, process dates until a soft sticky dough forms.

In a large mixing bowl combine walnuts, oats and cinnamon.

In a small saucepan over low heat, warm peanut butter and maple syrup and stir until combined.

Add dates and maple syrup and peanut butter mixture to the walnuts and oats. Stir until well combined. Transfer this mixture to a plastic wrapped 8x8 baking dish and press until flat and level. Transfer to the refrigerator for 20 minutes or until firm.

Heat chocolate chips in the microwave and spread a thin layer of chocolate on the bars

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Can be stored in the freezer for longer.

Nutrition analysis per serving: 210 calories, 10 g fat, 5 g protein, 28 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 50 mg sodium

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