At long last I'm revealing the recipe for my famous Whole30® snack bars. They are delicious as a midday snack or post-gym protein bar. Most protein bar recipes call for added sugar, sugar substitutes, artificial sweeteners, or honey...these use chopped dates to be Whole30® complaint! The recipe is influenced by ingredients found in Jewish macaroons, with egg whites and shredded coconut.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 bars
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly oil a 9x9-inch oven-safe glass baking dish.

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  • Combine almonds, sliced almonds, cashews, pistachios, and pumpkin seeds in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse on the 'coarse' setting until coarsely chopped. Pour 1/2 the mixture into a large bowl. Continue blending the remaining mixture in the food processor until nuts are finely chopped and have a flour-like consistency. Add to the bowl. Fold in dates, coconut, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg and stir to combine.

  • Add coconut oil and egg whites to the nut mixture in the bowl, folding until well incorporated. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until set, about 40 minutes.

  • Remove and let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Cut into bar shapes and wrap in aluminum foil for easy transport.

Cook's Note:

At the end of Step 2, you can also add chopped 100% cacao or raisins, if you like.

Nutrition Facts

253 calories; protein 6.3g 13% DV; carbohydrates 15.5g 5% DV; fat 20g 31% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 204.5mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2020
Recipe was awesome! Held together like dough! Followed exactly and added dried fruit as suggested at the end of step 2. I bought a silicone bar pan for fun! Thank you Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2020
Recipe was awesome! Held together like dough! Followed exactly and added dried fruit as suggested at the end of step 2. I bought a silicone bar pan for fun! Thank you Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2019
I followed the recipe exactly. Changed nothing. These protein bars are fantastic!! Will definitely be making again Read More