banner
alive logo
foodfamilylifestylebeautysustainabilityhealthimmunity

Spiced Date Nut Energy Squares

Makes about 27 energy squares.

    Share

    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.

    Advertisement

    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.”

    Advertisement

    Spiced Date Nut Energy Squares

    Ingredients

    • 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

    Nutrition

    Per serving:

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

    Directions

    01

    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.

    02

    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.

    Advertisement

    Like this recipe?

    This recipe is part of the Pack Your Panniers collection.

    Ad
    Advertisement
    Advertisement

    READ THIS NEXT

    SEE MORE »
    Sweet and Sour Brussels Sprout Tempeh Stir-Fry

    Sweet and Sour Brussels Sprout Tempeh Stir-Fry

    This Asian-inspired stir-fry takes full advantage of the crunch Brussels sprouts achieve when they’re heated quickly. The sweet-and-sour sauce delivers a tangy edge, and tempeh offers plant-based protein and a blast of umami. If you want meat in the dish, you can replace tempeh with ground pork. Ready, set, go Stir-frying is a cooking method that thrives on speed. That means you want to have all of your ingredients prepped and ready to go into the pan. That also means no chopping on the fly.