A great nut free snack to send to school is this nutritious Nut Free Coconut, Date and Chia Bars
Packing school and work lunches can get very monotonous and somewhat difficult when avoiding certain food, so i’m always on the hunt for different things that are nut free. I’m obsessed with dates, so for me this a great snack to have at home. I’m the type of person that always has to have healthy snacks stored in my fridge, so when i’m racing out the door and usually starving, I can pick up something that’s good for me and not a chocolate bar.
These Nut Free Coconut, Date and Chia Bars are very easy to make and will keep well in your fridge or freezer for weeks. This recipe does say medjool dates, but you can easily substitute for any type of date.
Nut Free Coconut, Date and Chia Bars
13 medjool dates, pitted
2 cups shredded coconut
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
It’s as simple as putting all the ingredients into a blender and blending until it forms a fine crumb and sticks together when pressed.
Line a square or rectangular tray with baking paper, spoon the mixture into the tray and smooth it out on top. Place it in the freezer for roughly 1 hour or until firm.
Remove from the freezer and cut into bars, whatever size and shape you like.
The bars are best stored in the freezer, particularly if you are living in a hot climate and you are packing them for school or work lunches.
I hope you enjoy this healthy nut free treat! E x