Ever have those days, when you’re craving something sweet, yet you don’t want to completely ruin your diet with all the common store options? If you’re anything like me the answer probably is all the time. That’s why I played around with what I had at home and created these guilt free, delicious, no bake date bars. You only need three ingredients and 5 minutes to make them and let me tell you, they are worth it. They can easily be used for lunchboxes or as a quick snack on the go. Read on to find out how to make them!
What you’ll need:
- 1/2 cup hazelnuts
- 1/2 cup dates
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes
Pour all the ingredients into a food processor and let them mix until the nuts are broken down into small pieces. They should now stick to the dates. However, there should still be some bigger hazelnut chunks to add crunchiness to the date bar.
Once you get the right texture, you can start shaping your date bars. To make them into squares, I took the mixture and pressed it on top of a baking sheet into a square baking tin. You’ll have to press them in slightly so that the ingredients stick to one another. I, then, took a knife and cut them into my preferred size. If the ingredients won’t stay together, try adding more dates. Now, you can store them as you like. I would have kept mine in the fridge but they were all gone before I could.