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Date-Pecan Bars

Date Bars recipe from More Quick-Fix Vegan by Robin Robertson

Moist, chewy, and delicious, these tasty treats take just a few minutes to put together, and they bake up in 20 minutes. They make a great no-added-sugar after-school snack for kids or an anytime snack for you. From More Quick-Fix Veganby Robin Robertson  reprinted by permission of Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2014. Photos by Shana Paluba.

Makes 9

  • 2 cups chopped pitted dates (soaked and drained, if your dates are dry)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg

Preheat the oven to 375° F. Lightly oil an 8-inch square baking pan.

In a food processor, combine the dates, pecans, oats, and raisins and process until crumbly. Add all of the remaining ingredients and process until well combined, adding a little water, a tablespoon at a time, if the mixture is too dry.

Press the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned and firm to the touch. Let cool before cutting into bars to serve.

Date Bars from More Quick-Fix Vegan by Robin Robertson

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  • Reply
    Marsha Burdick
    April 6, 2014 at 11:42 am

    I would love it if nutritional information was included. This seems quite high calorie.

    • Reply
      April 6, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      Marsha, we’re in the process of adding nutritional data to the site; please stand by!

  • Reply
    April 6, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    i am going to try this recipe date pecan it looks good if i like it you will here from me, if i don’t like it you don’t want to hear from me lol i know i will like them

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    Shannon erickson
    April 7, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    These are my new favorite! So yummy! I used walnuts tho as didn’t have any pecans. Thank you!

  • Reply
    May 11, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Made these today, they didn’t quite set up enough, guess they needed longer than 20 minutes. Very sweet even without the whole 1/3 cup of maple syrup. Still yummy 🙂

    • Reply
      May 11, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      Thanks for your feedback, Maureen! I found I needed to bake them for a bit longer than 20 minutes as well, and I’ll make the correction in the recipe.

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