Seeded Vanilla Date Bars


  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 30 deglet noor dates (medjool could also work, but omit the honey and water)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • splash of water

Cooking Instructions:

  1. Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Combine the pepitas, coconut, almonds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, and sesame seeds in the bowl of a food processor and pulse 20-30 times until the nuts and seeds are slightly broken down but still chunky. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Add half of the dates, honey, vanilla, and salt to the bowl of the food processor and run the processor to create a paste. Add the remaining dates one at a time and process until smooth. Scrape down the bowl once or twice throughout to ensure a smooth mixture. You may need to add a splash of water to get the dates to come together.
  4. Add the blended date mixture to the bowl with the nuts and seeds and use your hands to thoroughly combine the wet and dry mixtures. This should take 2-3 minutes. Dump the mixture into the parchment-lined pan and pack it firmly and evenly into the bottom. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours until cold, then cut into bars. Keep refrigerated until ready to eat.
Source: Taste & See

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