This recipe is so easy and really fun to make! If you have kids, give this one a whirl! I think they’d love it!
You only need 4 basic ingredients:
Start with 1 and 1/2 cups pitted dates. I used the SunSweet brand, as its all they had at my local Winn-Dixie, and it worked perfectly! (Just make sure you remove the stems, because there were quite a few left in the bag.) Add them all into the food processor.
Next, add 1/4 cup of raw, unsalted cashews. I’m sure you can substitute other types of nuts, but cashews are always my go-to, as I usually have them on hand in my pantry.
Next, you’re going to add 2 Tbsp. whole rolled oats (got mine at Whole Foods, bulk bin) and a pinch of sea salt. Pulse and process this mixture until everything is well chopped and mixed. This will be your crust, so make sure its nice and sticky and most large pieces have been chopped up.
Put aside for now!
Next your going to thinly slice enough strawberries to fill about 1 cup.
Take half of those strawberries and mashmashmash!
I squished and mashed and squash until I had a pretty liquid but still slightly chunky consistency. And, WOW, do mashed strawberries smell so good!
Next, spread the juice mixture on top of your crust. Take the remaining, un-mashed strawberries and lay them out over the top of the dish.
And BAM! Amazing! hehehhe!
These are so tasty and bright and colorful you’re really going to love this dish!
I set the bars aside in the fridge while I quickly whipped up some chocolate pudding. These 2 dishes together are quite a perfect pair!
I actually had these for dinner that night and I felt light and fresh and energetic!
Score one for Rachel and feeding her happy body well!
Let me know if you try this and what you think! I know you’ll love it!
*Today I’m grateful for my wonderful taste buds and an active olfactory system (tehe), because I’m be one sad lady if I couldn’t taste or smell those scrumptious strawberries!