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A Date with Love

(Date energy bar)
Wholesome date energy bars that taste just like date squares
  • Preparation 10 minutes
  • Cooking 15 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity 18 bars (50 g)
See ingredients
  • 150 g (1/2 cup) Madame Labriski date puree (regular, vanilla or caramel)

  • 100 g (½ cup) natural peanut butter

  • 60 g (1/2 cup) ground flaxseed

  • 180 g (2 cups) quick-cooking oats

  • 160 g (1 cup) whole pitted dates, coarsely chopped

  • 50 g (1/2 cup) pecans, whole or chopped

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

  • 150 g (1/2 cup) Madame Labriski date puree (regular, vanilla or caramel)

  • 100 g (½ cup) natural peanut butter

  • 60 g (1/2 cup) ground flaxseed

  • 180 g (2 cups) quick-cooking oats

  • 160 g (1 cup) whole pitted dates, coarsely chopped

  • 50 g (1/2 cup) pecans, whole or chopped

12 steps

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • Wash your hands.

  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients.

  • Line your energy cookie baking sheet (hahaha!) with parchment paper or a silicone mat. If you’re going to spread the mixture right to the edges, lightly grease the sheet (otherwise they will stick… yes, these bars contain no fat whatsoever).

  • Spread the mixture evenly over the cookie sheet.

  • Madame’s tip to get a nice even surface: put a sheet of parchment paper (or a silicone mat) on top and flatten with a rolling pin or put another cookie sheet on top and press down very firmly. And don’t forget to remove the top sheet of parchment paper.

  • If desired, decorate with chocolate chips.

  • Bake for 15 minutes at 350°F.

  • OH! Wait until you smell those delicious aromas.

  • Wait a while before cutting.

  • Once cooled, cut into bars using a pizza cutter or knife.

  • I’m sure you’re going to fall in love with these A Date with Love bars.

History

Dates are a fruit with numerous virtues: they are high energy, an excellent source of dietary fibre and a healthy way to sweeten food. And the list goes on, but all the benefits are fascinating.

A Date with Love is like a hymn to the love of dates… in the form of bars. This simple, scrumptious vegan recipe takes no time at all to make. Why eat store-bought bars that are full of all kinds of unhealthy syrups when you can make your own delicious energy bars at home?

A Date with Love bars are made with date puree, plus they contain nice big chunks of dates. That’s why they’re called A Date with Love. They’re oh so yummy and oh so comforting.

How easy are they to make? All you have to do is throw everything into one bowl and stir.

Storage

  • One week in the fridge.
  • These energy bars also freeze well.

We make life easier with our date purees

We make life easier with our date purees

Date puree - Vanilla

The natural sugar in dates, fibre, minerals and… the scrumptious taste of vanilla date puree. How could anyone resist this excellent way of bringing a touch of sweetness to everyday life? How about a spoonful of vanilla date puree in your smoothie?

100% recyclable packaging.

For more recipes sweetened with date puree

FAQ

What can I use as a substitute for one type of nut?

Simply any other type of nut you have in the cupboard (almonds, cashews, pecans, etc.). For example, if you don’t have any walnuts, you can use pecans. The important thing is not to tear your hair out!

Where can I buy Madame Labriski date puree?

At IGA, Rachelle Béry, Marché Tradition and Bonichoix grocery stores across Quebec. My purees contain no preservatives and can be found in the fruit and vegetable section (yes, dates are fruit) near the pre-cut fruit and vegetables. If you can’t find them, simply ask a member of staff!

Can I swap chia seeds for flax seeds and vice versa?

Yes, always. You can also use hemp seeds.