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Pecan Almond Date Bars

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"I needed something perfect for skiing and hiking; something compact, healthy, and most of all, delicious. This is it! I brought this along to a hike with my friends, and everyone asked for the recipe. It's perfect for air travel or any sport. You can use other nuts and you can add other dried fruits, but always use at least a full cup of dates. When cool, cut into 18 little squares."
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1 h 20 m servings 140
Original recipe yields 18 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Spread pecans and almonds onto a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until nuts are toasted and fragrant, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven and decrease oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  4. Combine flour, flax seeds, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a food processor; pulse a few times. Add pecans and almonds to flour mixture; pulse until nuts are coarsely chopped. Add oats and dates to flour-nut mixture; pulse just until combined.
  5. Whisk maple syrup and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth; pour over oat mixture and pulse just until combined. Spread oat mixture into an 8-inch square pan.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven lightly browned, about 25 minutes; cool to room temperature.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute quick-cooking oats with rolled oats if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 140 calories; 9 14.1 2.9 0 46 Full nutrition

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This are absolutely delicious! I've been looking for a recipe like this for a long time. I used half pecans half walnuts and to make them even more hearty I added en extra tablespoon of flax see...

We all loved this recipe!

These are excellent-I didn't have any flax see so substituted chia seeds. Very tasty, fast and healthy!

Loved it but used honey instead as I didn't have maple syrup on hand.

These are delicious! I love chewy, nutty, seedy snacks. These fit the bill. I substituted buckwheat flour for all purpose, to make these gluten free. I also substituted chia seeds for flax seed,...

I used nut butter instead of maple syrup. Delicious