DATE AND NUT BARS


This is a very healthy sweet .Those who don’t prefer the top baked crust can serve only the date and nut layer.Its a wholesome meal,for people who want to skip a meal.

INGREDIENTS

2 cup seedless dates (steamed for 20 mins)

2 cups almonds

1 cup coconut scrapings ( desiccated coconut

can be used)

2 tblsp. honey

1/2 tsp.cinammon powder

orange essence/ grated rind of 1 orange

Roast almonds.blend coarsely along with all

other ingredients.

For the oatmeal crust:

200 gm rolled oats

3/4 cup flour

150 gm butter

3/4 cup demerara sugar (brown sugar)

1/2 tsp.baking powder

1/8 tsp.ground cinammon

Pulse all these ingredients in a blender untill

crumbly and comes together.

Grease  a baking tray,and press half of the

crumble.

Spread the date mixture on the crust.

With the remaining crumble press to compact.

Bake in a moderate oven(180 degrees) for 20 to 25 mins.Cool.

Cover with a plastic wrap and place in a

refrigerator  for at least an hour so you can cut

firm and easy.

You could store this for a week in the

refrigerator.

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