3-Ingredient Date Bars

BEFORE WE DIVE INTO RECIPES…

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overhead view of date and nut bars with almonds and cranberries

NOW LET’S TALK SNACKS.

Things I love about packaged snacks:

  • Fast
  • Tasty
  • Convenient

Things I hate about packaged snacks:

  • They cost about $10000 each

Okay, so maybe I’m exaggerating. But I find it very emotionally difficult to shell out $2 for a snack bar that I’ll eat in two minutes, no matter how good it tastes. Also, we live in a food desert and our options are limited. Enter: homemade date bars. I bought dates + almonds in bulk on Amazon, threw them in the food processor with dried cranberries, and created a $1 alternative to a store-bought snack! $1, guys! Let’s dive into the recipe, shall we?

3-INGREDIENT DATE BARS

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3-Ingredient Date Bars
overhead view of date and nut bars with almonds and cranberries
Course Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
bars
Ingredients
Course Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings
bars
Ingredients
overhead view of date and nut bars with almonds and cranberries
Instructions
  1. Measure dates into a bowl and cover with warm water. Let soak for 3-5 minutes (closer to 5 if the dates are dry or hard).
  2. In a food processor, pulse almonds until you reach a rice-like consistency.
  3. Drain dates and pat dry. Add dates and cranberries to the food processor with the almonds. Pulse until finely chopped and combined.
  4. Grease a 9x9" pan with the oil of your choice. Turn the date mixture out into the pan and firmly press. Slice into 8 pieces and enjoy!
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Y’all, these are so good and easy! You can also switch out the almonds and cranberries for other nuts/fruit you like! Dates are the key ingredient, though. They give the bars that perfect, chewy texture + carbs to power you through your day!

INGREDIENT COMBO IDEAS:

  • Peanuts + dried cranberries = PB&J
  • Cashews + dried cherries = cherry pie
  • Almonds + dried mango = tropical

STORAGE

You can store these date bars at room temperature for about a week. In the fridge, they get a little hard and difficult to chew. Make sure to keep them in an airtight container for freshness!

Easiest recipe ever, right? Try it out and let me know what you think! Also – tell me your favorite snack bar in the comments! I’m always looking for new ideas.

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