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Date and sesame bars

Date and Sesame Bars


  • 16 Fresh Dates - deseeded and chopped
  • 1/8 C goji berries
  • 1/8 C dried cranberries look for no sugar cranberries
  • 1/8 C chia seeds
  • 3/4 C Sesame seeds

For assembly

  • A few drops of coconut oil
  • An 8 in plate


  1. Blend the dates into a paste. Do not use any water or oil.
  2. A powerful blender / food processor will be ideal for this step.
  3. Put the date paste in a mixing bowl and add in goji berries, dried cranberries & chia seeds.
  4. On medium heat, put a small pan to heat up.
  5. Add the sesame seeds to this pan and gently toast the sesame seeds, stirring once a while for evenly toasting them.
  6. The sesame seeds will start to make a popping sound. Stir and give them another 10 - 20 seconds after you first hear the popping, then remove from heat.
  7. Add the still hot sesame seeds to the date mix.
  8. Mix this all together, until well combined You will need a strong spoon and arm.


  1. prepare the plate by applying the coconut oil on the inside - just like you would prep a cake tin.
  2. Tip the date and seed mix into the prepared pan and using your hands or a flat spatula, spread the mix evenly onto the plate.
  3. Press the mixture down so that it is compact.
  4. Score lightly with a sharp knife into squares or rectangular bars.
  5. Let it cool down before you refrigerate to store.