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Golden Berry Date Bars (Gluten Free and Vegan)

Golden Berry Date Bars are a delicious snack and dessert that's a bit lower in sugar than some traditional date bars, plus these are gluten free, vegan, and peanut free! 
Gluten free, vegan, whole grain; Free of: dairy, eggs
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free dessert bars, date bars, gluten free snack bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 208kcal
Author Sarah Jane Parker

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Chop the goldenberries and simmer them in the water and maple syrup until they soften a bit (about 5 minutes). If you're short on time, you could leave the goldenberries whole, but the tart flavors won't be distributed as evenly
  • Chop the dates and add them to the goldenberries and simmer some more until the mixture has thickened and the water is gone, about 5 more minutes. Set aside
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the quick oats, oat flour, sugar, erythritol (or baking Stevia), baking soda, and salt until well mixed
  • Melt the margarine in the microwave for about 30 seconds and add to the oat mixture and mix well
  • Take about 2/3 of the oat mixture and press it evenly into the bottom of a 8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan
  • Spread the date mixture evenly over the pressed oat mixture
  • Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture evenly over the top of the dates and gently press it into the dates
  • Bake for 20 minutes
  • Allow bars to cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving
  • Enjoy!

Notes

* Don't let the word "margarine" scare you: this product is healthy, non-hydrogenated, and soy-free!

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.1mg