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Spiced Date Nut Energy Squares

Makes about 27 energy squares.


    Spiced Date Nut Energy Squares

    Easy to carry. Simple to pop and savour while on a rugged path. And quick to assemble in bulk. Make ahead and refrigerate for a week, or store in the freezer for up to a month.


    Did you know?

    Date Nut Energy Squares go down especially well with coconut water! In the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit, the coconut palm is known as kalpa vriksha, meaning “tree that gives all that is necessary for living.”


    Spiced Date Nut Energy Squares


    • 12 large, pitted Medjool dates
    • 1/2 cup (125 mL) finely chopped walnuts
    • 1/4 cup (60 mL) coarsely chopped raw almonds
    • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped dried mango
    • 1/2 cup (125 mL) unsweetened, medium-flaked coconut
    • 1/4 cup (60 mL) agave or brown rice syrup
    • 1 tsp (5 mL) cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) nutmeg


    Per serving:

    • calories76
    • protein1g
    • fat3g
      • saturated fat1g
      • trans fat0g
    • carbohydrates13g
      • sugars10g
      • fibre1g
    • sodium6mg



    Line a 9 in (23 cm) loaf pan with parchment paper. Combine dates, walnuts, almonds, mango, coconut, agave or brown rice syrup, and spices in food processor or high-speed blender. Pulse until it reaches the consistency of a smooth dough.


    Press into prepared loaf pan. Cover and place in freezer until firm. Remove and cut into 1 in (2.5 cm) squares. Pack into small bags to take on the trail.


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