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Raw Walnut Date Bars

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What inspired these walnut date bars was some ripe pears on my counter that were just on the verge of becoming overly ripe. I decided to dehydrate them before they went bad and add then into a raw date bar recipe. (I have also seen dehydrated pears at the grocery store, if you don’t want to make your own.)

I also wanted to take advantage of the nutritional benefits of walnuts. Walnuts are full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant phytonutrients and are an excellent source of those heart healthy hard to find omega-3 fatty acids. They also have an excellent ration of omega-6 to omega-3 fats: 4:1. So if you haven’t added walnuts to your dietary routine, I highly suggest you start. You only need to eat 1 ounce or about 7 walnuts a day to start benefiting from this highly nutritious nut.

The raw walnut date bars turned out really yummy, with the just the right amount of sweetness. I don’t usually have tea parties but if I did, I would surely serve these raw date bars!

walnut date bars

Raw Walnut Date Bars

1 cup shelled raw walnuts
3/4 cup Mejidool dates, pitted, chopped, and packed tightly (about 7 mejidool dates)
½ cup dried pears, chopped, and packed tightly
½ cup shredded coconut
1 tablespoon raw honey (optional)
½ teaspoon fresh lemon zest
½ teaspoon fresh orange zest
½ teaspoon cinnamon powder

In the food processor with the S-blade add the dates and dried pears and process on high until a sticky paste is formed. Then add the rest of the ingredients, except for the shredded coconut, and process until the walnuts are finely chopped. Press the mixture into a shallow dish (I used a small glass lasagna dish that I “oiled” with some coconut oil) and top with the shredded coconut. Cut into bars and refrigerate or freeze for a few hours before serving. Makes 6 bars.

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1 Mar { 10.18.14 at 4:02 am }

Love walnuts and dates go so well together , plus pears and the orange zest with other ingredients make a lovely bar . Thanks

2 Cecilia { 11.18.14 at 5:04 pm }

You are so welcome! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe. Best Wishes, Cecilia

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