At first, I wasn’t really sure about using dates in baking because I wasn’t a big fan of dried fruit. Well...that changed. Dates are actually really good for baking and make things taste super chewy while not overly sweet. I am in LOVE with these bars. Check out the recipe below!
Gf Chewy Chocolate Date Bars
Inspired by @ambitiouskitchen
- 1.5 cups pitted & packed Medjool dates
- 1.25 cups warm water
- 1/4 cup dark cocoa powder
- 2 pinches salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
-1.5 cups gf oat flour
- 1 cup gf oats
- 2/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1. Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit and line and grease an 8x8 pan with parchment paper and coconut oil.
2. In a high-speed food processor, grind dates, water, cocoa, vanilla, and salt together until somewhat smooth. It’s okay if there are some lumps. Let sit to thicken.
3. Make the oat crumble by whisking the oat flour, oats, coconut sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon together in a large bowl. Pour in the melted coconut oil and mix. Set aside 1 cup of the crumble and press the rest in the 8x8 pan to create a thin layer. Be sure to really press it down for it to hold together. Then pour the chocolate date mixture on top and spread out until even. Sprinkle the 1 cup of oat crumble evenly on top of the date mixture. Bake for 30-35 minutes and cool on a cooling rack. Set in fridge or freezer to harden. Slice and serve!!
Recipe inspired by @ambitiouskitchen