Yummy Date Walnut Bars (Grain Free, Dairy Free!)

 

date walnut bars

Yummy Date Walnut Bars (Grain free and Dairy free!)

These Date Walnut Bars are a new favorite around here! With just four ingredients, this recipe is so easy you can even fudge on the amounts and still come up with something delish.

I love snacks for my kids that come from real ingredients and skip the grains and dairy. Our family is not strict paleo, but I do try to keep sugar and grains and processed junk to a minimum. These Date Walnut Bars are perfect for a snack or a treat — and I don’t mind handing out seconds! 

Date Walnut Bars


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups pitted dried dates
  • 1  1/2 cups walnuts
  • 1/3 cup (or so) coconut flour
  • Chocolate chips as desired(we used dairy free chips)

Directions:

  1. Soak dates in hot water for about 10 minutes to soften. Remove pits if needed.
  2. Place walnuts and dates in a food processor and blend until a paste develops. 
  3. Add coconut flour and blend until flour is completely mixed in. You may need to add more or less flour depending on your taste. 
  4. Remove mixture and press into a glass baking dish(ours is 6″ by 8″).
  5. Press in chocolate chips as desired. Mini chips work well, too.
  6. Refrigerate for an hour, cut and enjoy!

Store these guys in the fridge. They tend to get a little mushy if they are kept out too long. Which means, if you are packing these for lunch, make sure you have a good cold pack in there with them.

These bars fall in the treat category when loaded with chocolate chips. I make a version with about a third of the chips you see here for a bit “healthier” version.

These Date Walnut Bars freeze well, too!

Let me know how you like them.

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