With just five ingredients, these simple, no-bake energy bars are tastier than any bars you can buy! Dates, cashews, almonds and coconut whir up in the food processor for an easy homemade version of a Larabar. Pack one up for a healthy snack for work, or send some off with your kids for an energizing snack before soccer practice.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell.com, October 2018

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Recipe Summary

active:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Soak dates in hot water to cover in a medium bowl for 10 minutes. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, line a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving extra hanging over 2 sides. Lightly coat with cooking spray.

  • Process the soaked dates, coconut, almonds, cashews and salt in a food processor until very finely chopped. Spread the mixture evenly and firmly in the prepared pan. Refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour.

  • Using the parchment paper overhang, lift the loaf and place it on a cutting board. Cut into 8 bars.

Tips

To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 15.4g; dietary fiber 2.2g; sugars 9.8g; fat 10.3g; saturated fat 4.2g; vitamin a iu 1.5IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 7.4mcg; calcium 26.2mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 44.8mg; potassium 186.7mg; sodium 37.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg.
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