Almond Dates Pie Bars





These almond dates pie bars are healthy, nutritious and tasty, and I guarantee everyone will love them. The crust made of almond flour, light butter and maple syrup, and the filling is made of medjool dates and homemade almond butter. 



Seriously, these almond dates pie bars will make your life easier, grab one and go!



I was wrong when I mentioned on my Instagram that these Almond Dates Pie Bars are keto. I calculated the recipe nutrition facts and it wasn't low in carbs. Hmmm! it's the dates. so for every serving (2-4 dates) about 40 grams has 30g of carbs, 3g fiber,25g sugars and 1g protein.
But anyways it's still consider as an healthy breakfast or snack or maybe pre-workout.

Well just to mention  I'm not ketogenic, but I love dessert that made of nuts butter. I only watch my Macros, and this is great snack and works perfectly for my diet.



Dates are so sweet and delicious. Dates are a good source of various vitamins and minerals, energy, sugar, and fiber. It contains calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and zinc.

What is Almond Flour?
Almond flour is made from ground almonds, simply by placing a blanched almonds in food processor, Grinding and sifting them into a fine flour.

Almond flour and Almond meal are different,  Almond meal is made of grinding the almonds with their skin, resulting in a coarser flour.

Why Almond Flour?
Almond flour is gluten free, and it's great option for those with celiac disease or a wheat intolerance.
Almond flour is low in carbs, packed with nutrients and has a slightly sweeter taste.
Almond Flour is rich in vitamin E, a group of fat-soluble compounds that act as antioxidants in your body.



These almond dates pie bars are topped with chocolate, just to make this recipe kids friendly, but I will definitely not be adding them next time, since the taste of the date with the almond butter is incredible, I might try it with like 2 tbsp. cocoa powder.



Are you down with these healthy almond dates pie bars or not yet!
Maybe you want to switch out the almond butter for peanut butter, pecans instead of almonds, maybe more dates for thicker filling, use vegan butter to make this recipe vegan.







Let's jump into the recipe :



Almond Dates Pie Bars:
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:45 mins

9 SERVINGS





Ingredients
For the Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 3 tbsp. butter(light butter)
  • 3 tbsp. sugar free maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the Filling:
  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted and soft
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsp. chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 -4 tbsp. crushed almonds




Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, place parchment paper onto 8x8 inch pan  and set it aside.
    2. Add all the ingredients for the crust in one bowl and mix until combined. Place the dough into your baking pan and using spatula spread the dough and press it down using your hands.
    3. Bake for 15 minutes until the crust slightly brown. Let the crust cool for at least 10 minutes (it is very important step).
    4. For the filling: Place dates, almond butter in a food processor. Blend until smooth, add in 2 tbsp. of water and blend again. (the date mixture should turns into a paste and easy to spread).
    5. Place date filling over your cooled crust and spread it out using spatula. 
    6. Place the pan again in the oven at 350 degrees F and bake for additional 15 mins.
    7. In a small bowl, add the chocolate chips and milk, microwave for 30 seconds, give it a stir, and then place it back to the microwave for another 30 seconds until the chocolate has melted.
    8. Remove the pan from the oven, spread the chocolate mixture,  and sprinkle the crushed almonds over the chocolate.
    9. Place the in the refrigerator and let it cool completely before cutting into small bars.













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