Raw Almond Date Bars

Well, after a 2 month hiatus of no healthy sweet treats, it was finally time to break the cycle! I really have a love-hate relationship with making healthy versions of unhealthy things. It seems that you can't quite please everyone. For the donut, cookie, cake, brownie LOVERS, nothing will compare and to the REAL STRICT health nuts, a "healthy" sweet treat isn't healthy enough. Which, I'm going to just throw this out there--- is UNhealthy in itself! :)

I usually fit somewhere in the middle- bring on the carbs and sugars (NATURAL, of course)! BUUTTT I usually find myself munching on said sweet treats even when I'm not hungry. Since my two weeks of being home post vacations, I've finally revamped my eating habits, lost a few ELL-BEES and am feeling good. So, what's a lady to do? SABOTAGE IT! Just kidding. I'm testing out my self control with these dangerously good Raw Almond Date Bars. 

Day 1: Fail. 2 bars without a thought.

Day 2: It's only 9:51am but managed ONE with my post run smoothie. And let me tell you... the combo was PERFECT! 

Follow along on my Insta Stories to find out about the days to come! For those who don't know- I put all my food out there for you to admire, drool and judge over! 

Anyways, I always see these 5 ingredient healthy treats and think, "Yeah, no way that tastes good." Well, 5 ingredients, all clean, all healthy and all together taste like the most delicious thing your taste buds have experienced! The only negative part of them is that it's hard to just eat one! 

I'm almost willing to bet that even your toddler, preschooler or grade schooler would happily munch on these. And these Raw Almond Date Bars are leaps and bounds better than the 5 cookies they'll be asking to eat throughout the days of summer break! So, go ahead, go make them. It takes about.. 5-10 minutes!

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cool Time: 5-10 Minutes (not necessary but recommended)

Servings: 8

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and mix together.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spread mixture out and store in fridge until ready to serve.
  3. Cut into 8 pieces when ready to serve and store remaining in fridge. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Butter
  • 2 TBSP Honey
  • 1 TBSP Vanilla
  • 12 Dates
 

These make for an awesome, easily digestible, pre work out snack!