I am always looking for a super easy natural desserts or snack recipes to make for my family. I use to be really into Larabars. So, if you like those, you will definitely like this - maybe even more. I tested these out with my coworkers and friends and it was unanimous! So gooey delicious! It has a little richness from the macadamia nuts and the sweetness is mild, that's what I like about it.
I adapted my recipe from Amber Shea Crawley of Almost Vegan Chef's 5 Minute Blondies... Her recipe was for an individual size portion. I recently saw the full recipe on Health Blender Recipes. It looked so easy and good that I had to try it. Thank you both! So delicious! Here's my adaptation. I took out the sugar and added more dates and a splash of maple syrup.
1 cup raw macadmia nuts
1 cup raw pecans
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon mable syrup or agave
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup organic shredded coconut
15 dates, pitted
Combine the macadamia nuts, pecans in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is coursely ground. Add the vanilla, maple syrup, salt and coconut and pulse several more times until combined. Add the dates 5 at a time, pulsing between additions, until each date is well incorporated. The mixture will be sticky. Transfer the mixture into a 9x13 backing sheet lined with parchment paper. Press the mixture into the pan with your fingers or a spatula to pack it down tightly. Freeze the blondies for an hour. Now its ready to cut and serve. Store blondies in an airtight container in the refrigerator.