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Tropical Energy Bars

  • Author: Julie (PB Fingers)
  • Prep Time: 5 - 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 - 60 minutes
  • Yield: 9 Large Squares
  • Category: dessert, recipes
  • Cuisine: dessert

Description

When I make healthy snacks myself, I know the food I’m consuming is doing something good for my body and will help me feel energetic for much longer than the cookies or crackers that always seem to be available.


Ingredients

  • 15 dates, pits removed
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut (coconut shavings, chips or shredded coconut will work)
  • 1/2 cup dried mango, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried pineapple, chopped

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients except for 1/2 cup of the coconut into a large food processor
  • Pulse ingredients a few times, stirring if the dates begin to clump together
  • Process until ingredients begin to form a large ball of “dough” (Stir if necessary but continue to process until thick dough forms)
  • Line an 8×8 baking dish with plastic wrap
  • Sprinkle remaining coconut onto plastic wrap
  • Press large ball of dough into dish, shaping it into a large square
  • Cover and chill for an hour or overnight
  • Cut into squares, flip over and enjoy

 

Keywords: date bars, dates, healthy snacks, Recipes, snacks