Coconut-Date Bars

These naturally sweet fruit bars are a great source of fiber and potassium, and are perfect for an after-work snack. Makes 8 bars (194 calories each).

Coconut-date bars are a good source of fiber (each has as much as a serving of bran cereal) and potassium.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 pound very soft dates, pitted
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and finely chopped

Directions

  1. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons coconut over the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish. Firmly press dates into coconut, covering bottom of dish. Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon coconut and the walnuts, gently pressing into dates. Cut into 2-inch squares. Bars can be stored in an airtight container 2 to 3 days.

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