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Date And Vanilla Squares

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These have been in the boys lunch boxes this week and have been very popular as their sweet treat!

As a gluten, nut, egg and dairy free treat these are fab as they are no bake and all you need to do is whizz the ingredients and squish them into a prepared tin.

Ingredients

200g pitted dates

100g sultanas

50g shredded coconut

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons coconut oil

Method

Line a square 18cm tin with baking parchment.

In a food processor, process the dates and sultanas, followed by the coconut and finally the vanilla and coconut oil. Allow the mix to begin to come together while you process.

Tip the date mix into the prepared tin, top with another piece of baking parchment and using the back of a spoon, squish into the edges with the parchment between the spoon and dates.

Pop the tin into the fridge and cool for an hour before cutting into squares, wrap the portions in baking parchment and keep in the fridge.

 

Date And Coconut Bliss Balls

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Perfect for the lunch boxes or to give you a wee boost with no added sugar and wonderfully gluten, dairy and egg free too!

Makes 36.

Ingredients

300g pitted dates

210g sultanas

200g desiccated coconut

3 tablespoons coconut oil

Method

Process the dates, sultanas, 150g coconut and oil in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped and coming together a little.

Tip the remaining coconut into a bowl.

Roll the date mix into walnut sized balls and then roll in the coconut.

Store in an airtight container.

Date And Ginger Bars

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The boys are back to school this week so I am back to baking for the lunch boxes.

However, these are no bake, whizz them up and squish in a tin goodies! Gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, vegetarian, the list goes on but trust me, easy and delish!

Did I mention they only have three ingredients? Winner!

Makes 12 bars.

Ingredients

300g pitted dates

120g raw cashew nuts

25g crystallised ginger

Method

Check each and every date doesn’t have a stone, trust me on this, I’ve been caught out before!

In a food processor, whizz the ginger and then add the dates and nuts.

Process the mix until it is all finely chopped and beginning to ball together, this may take two or three minutes.

Line the base and 2cm of the sides of a 2lb loaf tin with a single piece of baking parchment, saves on cutting and lining!

Spoon the mix into the prepared tin, squish down, I use the back of a spoon.

Pop into the fridge for at least 1 hour.

Use a sharp knife to cut into 12 bars, wrap each bar individually and keep in the fridge.