Lemon Date Energy Bars

(makes 8-16 depending how how small you cut them!)

  • 1 1lb. pitted dates
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (zest of 1 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon oil extract

In a food processor mix pitted dates, almonds, cashews & lemon zest until a thick paste forms. Add in the lemon juice & lemon oil extract and pulse a few times to combine. (If you want a few bigger chunks of nuts in your bars, pulse the nuts first and set some aside. Then incorporate the chunks into the final mixture)

Take the the bar mixture and press into a parchment lined 8- inch brownie pan, cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours. Cut the bars into smaller rectangles (or any size you prefer). Wrap them up in plastic wrap. Foil is kinda tricky- it sticks to the bar too much. Keep the bars covered, in the fridge for up to a week.