These dense, moist bars are sweet enough to satisfy a craving, but they won’t send you into a sugar rush. Bonus: There are no refined grains in this recipe. Only nutrient-rich ingredients make this treat delicious and energizing!
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1 (8-ounce) package dates
3/4 cup walnuts
3/4 cup almonds
3/4 cup peanuts
3 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons pure pumpkin puree
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor and continuously pulse until the mixture is thoroughly combined but some chunks of nuts remain.
- Line a 9-inch square pan with parchment paper, leaving an inch or two of overhang of paper on two opposite sides for easy lifting.
- Spread the mixture in the prepared pan, using a spatula to firmly press it down against the bottom of the pan.
- Allow it to set for 30 minutes in the refrigerator, then use the paper overhang to lift the entire slab out of the pan.
- Cut into bars.
Nutrition information (per serving)
Makes 7 servings
Total fat: 26.7 g
Saturated fat: 5.1 g
Trans fat: 0.0 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 4.2 mg
Carbohydrate: 36.2 g
Fiber: 7.6 g
Sugar: 25.3 g
Protein: 10.4 g
— Skinny Liver: A Proven Program to Prevent and Reverse the New Silent Epidemic — Fatty Liver Disease by Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, with Ibrahim Hanouneh, MD (© 2017 Da Capo Lifelong Books).