Chocolate Crispy Fruit Squares

Vegan no-bake Crispy Fruit Squares

A happy compromise between an energy bar and a decadent dessert, these crispy, chewy, sweet squares are delightful and can be enjoyed however you prefer. Kid friendly, dietitian-approved, these treats are perfect for on-the-go. Recipe from The Vegiterranean Diet: The New and Improved Mediterranean Eating Plan — with Deliciously Satisfying Vegan Recipes for Optimal Health* by Julianna Hever © 2014 Da Capo Lifelong Book, reprinted by permission. Photos by Nicole Axeworthy.


Chocolate Crispy Fruit Squares
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Recipe type: Vegan sweets / snacks
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
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Serves: 9 to 12
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup raisins
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips (grain-sweetened, if possible)
  • 1 cup puffed rice cereal
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, puree the dates and the raisins until smooth, 20 to 30 seconds. Add the walnuts and the sesame seeds, and process until combined, 10 to 20 seconds.
  2. Pulse in the chocolate chips and then the cereal. In between additions, use a spatula or a wooden spoon to break up the ball and to incorporate the other ingredients.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a silicon or glass 8 x 8-inch square dish, and press firmly and evenly into the dish. Cover and refrigerate until hardened, at least 1 hour.
  4. Cut into bars and serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up 4 to 5 days.

 

 

Vegan no-bake Crispy Fruit Squares recipe

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