With new normal ‘Unlock 1’ reality; slowly all are getting back to busy work schedules after almost long 3 months. So we need good energy levels to cope up. Though everything is opening up; we still need strong immunity. So here’s a yummy quick-bite recipe specially for that…
No-Bake Vegan Dates Energy Bars
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup rolled oats (see Tip)
1 cup almond butter or other nut butter
[To make it at home; find the ‘Homemade Peanut Butter’ recipe in previous posts on @Rejoicewellness Facebook & Instagram page] ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Soak dates in hot water to cover in a medium bowl for 10 minutes. Drain, reserving the soaking water.
Meanwhile, line an 8-inch-square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving extra hanging over 2 sides. Lightly coat with cooking spray.
Process oats in a food processor until finely ground. Add the drained dates, nut butter, cocoa powder and salt; process until very finely chopped. If the mixture seems dry, add a little of the reserved soaking water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Spread the mixture evenly and firmly into the prepared pan. Refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour. Remove from the pan by lifting the overhanging parchment. Cut into 16 squares.
# To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 days.
# People with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity should use oats that are labeled “gluten-free,” as oats are often cross-contaminated with wheat and barley.