I bought my son a Walnut and Date Kind bar a few weeks ago and it was delicious, but it was 2 bucks for a 150 calorie bar! The bar seems to be mostly made up of walnuts and dates, but there were some other random ingredients - I wish I kept the package.
I decided to try and replicate the bar at home, and they came out really well!
Really tough ingredient list:
- 2/3 cups walnuts
- 12 large dates (about 1 cup)
Step 1: Toast walnuts
Step 2: Pit dates
Step 3: Chop walnuts. I used the food processor and I chopped them pretty finely. You could probably keep them in bigger pieces depending on your preference.
Step 4: Chop dates. I put these in the food processor as well. I had to pulse these because they jammed up the processor a little. This turns into almost a paste.
Step 5: Combine date and walnut mixture and kneed together. Beware - make sure the walnuts have cooled.
Once combined this is what it should look like:
Step 6: Form into bars and wrap.
These were delicious. It made 2 bars and probably another half that I ate strait from the bowl. I kept the bars in the fridge because they didn't have any preservatives. The longer they stayed in the fridge the worse they tasted. But by worse I mean not as super delicious, but still very tasty.
These are definintely a winner and will probably become a staple snack in our house.
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What are your favorite bar flavors?