The old Katie would have ignored that desire and gone all night DYING for a piece of chocolate or something of the like.
The new Katie listens to her body and when it wants something sweet, it gets something sweet…Within reason of course… If I am craving a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup Blizzard from Dairy Queen, I don’t go out and get one If I did, I’d have to buy shares of the company
As you know, last weekend my girlfriend Janet and I enjoyed a movie/appetizer night and the days leading up to that night were spent trying to figure out what to make!
I knew I wanted to make something sweet in addition to my asian lettuce wraps and sushi…But what?
What I did next was what I always do when I need a “sure thing, no fail” type recipe.
I visited Angela at Oh She Glows.
If you’ve never visited Angela’s blog, BOOKMARK IT TODAY! She has changed my life in such a profound way, I cannot begin to tell you.
ANYWAY this is a recipe I’ve had my eye on for MONTHS and was finally faced with an opportunity to make it.
And I did.
And it was awesome.
Enter the 5 ingredient, no bake, vegan date square.
These date squares have absolutely NO ADDED SUGAR (Just what’s in the dates naturally!) YET they are beautifully sweet and perfectly crunchy and chewy! IF I had to do anything differently (don’t get me wrong, this recipe is PERFECT the way it is) I would add cinnamon to the crust/topping mixture, just because I am a cinnamon FIEND.
Miss Janet and I both immensely enjoyed just one slice and as such I was left with almost an entire container in my freezer!
SO as I was craving dessert last night, I nibbled on one of these and while in nirvana I just KNEW I had to pass this recipe on. MAKE THIS IMMEDIATELY!
|5 Ingredient No Bake Date Squares!|
- 1 1/2 cups whole raw almonds
- 1 1/2 cups regular oats
- 10 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
- Date filling:
- 25 Medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup water
- Line a 8×8 square baking pan with two pieces of wax paper going opposite ways (for easy removal of the cake!)
- In a food processor, process the almonds and oats until fine and crumbly.
- Add dates to almond/oat mixture and process until crumbly again.
- Melt the coconut oil.
- Add coconut oil to the almond/oat/date crumbly mixture and process until sticky.
- Set aside 3/4 cup of the mixture for later (topping!!)
- Press the remaining mixture evenly into the pan.
- Add pitted and roughly chopped dates and water to your food processor and process until a paste forms(stopping to scrape the sides as needed)
- Scoop out date paste mixture onto the crust and gently spread with the back of a wet spoon or spatula.
- Sprinkle on the 3/4 cup of mixture you set aside and gently press down with fingers. Refrigerate or freeze for 2-3 hours.
- Using the wax paper, gently pull cake out of the pan and set onto a flat surface.
- Cut into squares and serve.
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