Coconut Fruit & Nut Bars

Coconut Fruit & Nut Bars

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From: EatingWell.com, October 2018

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 Lara bar. Pack one up for a healthy snack for work, or send some off with your kids for an energizing snack before soccer practice.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • ¾ cup chopped pitted dates
  • ¾ cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted
  • ½ cup sliced or slivered almonds
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

Preparation

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  1. Soak dates in hot water to cover in a medium bowl for 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, line a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving extra hanging over 2 sides. Lightly coat with cooking spray.
  3. Process the soaked dates, coconut, almonds, cashews and salt in a food processor until very finely chopped. Spread mixture evenly and firmly in the prepared pan. Refrigerate until cold, at least 1 hour.
  4. Using the parchment paper overhang, lift the loaf and place it on a cutting board. Cut into 8 bars.
  • To make ahead: Store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 bar
  • Per serving: 155 calories; 10 g fat(4 g sat); 2 g fiber; 15 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 7 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 10 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 2 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 26 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 38 mg sodium; 187 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 2 fat, 2 fruit

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