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No bake Paleo & Vegan Date Squares

by October 4, 2018

Vegan and paleo no bake date squares made with fruit and nuts. The ultimate sinless dessert!

Eating Style:

Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Paleo, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Sugar-free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Prep Time:

Serves:

16

Ingredients

Crust
  • 1 cup brazil nuts, soaked and dried
  • 1/3 cup macadamia nuts, soaked and dried
  • 1¼ cups shredded coconut
  • 8 medjool dates, pitted
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Date Filling
  • 2 cup medjool dates, pitted and chopped roughly
  • 1 cup dried mission figs, hulled and chopped roughly
  • Zest from a medium orange
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions

To make the crust
  1. Add brazil nuts and macadamia nuts to the bowl of your food processor. Blend to small pieces.
  2. Add remaining crust ingredients and pulse until everything is well mixed and the dough begins to form into a ball.
  3. Press ? of the crust into an 8X8-inch cake pan. Set remaining dough aside.
To make the date filling
  1. Add all ingredients but water to a large bowl, mix until fully incorporated.
  2. Transfer half of the date mix to your food processor. Add water and blend until smooth.
  3. Transfer back to the bowl with chopped fruits and mix thoroughly.
  4. Drop date mixture onto prepared crust, smoothing out with the back of a spoon. Then, crumble remaining crust on top.
  5. Cover and transfer to the freezer to chill overnight. This will help the bars form nicely and avoiding breaking when you’re cutting.
  6. When ready to serve, cut into 16 bars.
  7. Keeps for 10 days in the fridge or 4 months in the freezer.

Notes

Soaked and dried nuts – you can make this recipe with regular raw nuts.

Medjool dates – I made this recipe with medjool dates because they are softer and more pliable than honey dates. If you want to use honey dates for this recipe, you may have to soak them beforehand.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories:

246

Calories from Fat:

105.3

Total Fat:

11.7 g

Saturated Fat:

2.3 g

Sodium:

33 mg

Carbs:

34.3 g

Dietary Fiber:

4.5 g

Net Carbs:

29.8 g

Sugars:

29.6 g

Protein:

3.2 g

HI! I’M LEANNE

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