Coconut, date and nut bars.

A nice simple recipe for you guys, something for the ol’ vegan lunch box. Made these last night with the intention of giving them to my boyfreind for his night shifts but just carnt seem to stop eating them…. I used to make thing like this when I was raw(ish) and for somereson forgot how good they are. You can roll the mix into a ball and coat with extra coconut and pop into petit four cases for a super cute gift with little effort, perfect for whipping up last minute! I just like to sit around and eat these all day and pretend to be healthy….

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Ingredients:
1 cup fresh dates (or rehydrated and drained dried dates)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup saltanas
1/2 cup mixed nuts
2 tbsp flaxseeds
2 tbsp raw cacao powder (can sub regular cocoa powder just wont be as intense)
1 cup dried coconut


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Method:
Very simple, just pulse everything appart from the coconut in a food processor it starts to come together like a dough, transfer to a bowl and knead in the coconut with your hands until well combined. Line a 9″x9″ dish with greaseproof paper and press th mix evenly into the bottom. Dip your fingers in a little water and press down over the top to smooth out. leave to set for a little while then slice up and wrap the idividual slices in greasproof and store in an airtight container.Β Image

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29 thoughts on “Coconut, date and nut bars.

  1. I just like to sit around and eat these all day and pretend to be healthy….
    Haha seriously funny! It is so true that there are many ways to still make healthy junk food but it is awesome you recognize that this shouldn’t be some type of meal replacement. You humor and recipe are refreshing.

    • Sadly I only have one of those dirt cheap mini ones, though I dream of owning a facy one (the kind that grate things and does a million other things) but it only cost me a couple of quid and has served me well! πŸ™‚

    • narf77, I like your style!
      Alexander, these look great! I am always on the lookout for lunchbox food.
      So, are there any left for your boyfriend?! Might have to make another batch hey? πŸ˜‰

      • Yeh…this time dipped in chockie! :). Hi Ally, glad to meet a fellow chocaholic ;). Have a great weekend guys πŸ™‚

      • Where abouts in Aus? We are in Tas but originally from W.A. πŸ™‚ (that means we don’t have 2 heads…yet πŸ˜‰ )

      • Cheers…2 heads are better than 1? or 2 heads are the result of a complete lack of Iodine ;). Either way we win, not from here and have only been here for a few years still on “tourist visa’s” as far as Tassie is concerned. Cheers for letting us vent here Alex. Pull up a chair and have a nice vegan latte next to the woodfired oven and a couple of vegan bickies πŸ™‚

  2. Just what I have been looking for . . . to add to my easy-osey on the road staples. Everything is in the pantry . . . ready to go! Thank you.

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