Paleo Date Nut Bars by Love and Spoonfuls

Paleo Date Nut Bars

by Emily Johnson

Prep Time: 15



All natural sugar-free, grain-free, vegan cookie bars.

Ingredients (serves 12)

    Crust
    • 1 1/2 cups whole raw almonds
    • 1 cup almond meal/flour
    • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
    • 10 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped (about 125g)
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil
    Date filling
    • 20 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped (about 250g)
    • 1/2 cup water

    Instructions

    • Grease an 8"x8" pan well with coconut oil. In a food processor, process the almonds, salt, and almond meal until a fine crumble forms. Add the dates and process until crumbly again. Melt the coconut oil and add to the mixture and process until sticky. You can add a little more oil if the mixture is too dry. Remove from processor, setting aside 3/4 cup of the mixture for later, and press the rest of the mixture firmly and evenly into the pan.
    • Process the dates for the filling with the water until a smooth paste forms. Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl often. Mixture should be quite thick, but add a little more water if needed. Scoop out the date mixture onto the crust and gently spread with the back of a wet spatula until even.
    • Sprinkle on the 3/4 cup of mixture you set aside and gently press down with fingers. Refrigerate for overnight or freeze for an hour until set. Cut into squares and serve. Store in the fridge or freezer.