|Maple Walnut Squares|
They're wonderful for a packed lunch or for travel, as well as for enjoying at home.
They're so simple to make:
Maple Walnut Squares
Chop till very fine in food processor
1/2 cup Raw Walnuts
1/2 Cup Shredded or Flaked Coconut
1 1/2 Cups lightly packed Deglet Noor Dates* (I use an 8 oz bag from the grocery)
3/4 teaspoon Maple Extract
When the mixture is properly chopped, you'll be
able to pack it together - much like making snow balls
from the snow.
|Fruits & Nuts chopped just right for a raw (ish) snack|
These can be stored in the refrigerator, or for a few days at room temperature. They also freeze well if you so desire.
*I prefer Deglet Noor Dates to the very trendy Medjool for a recipe like this. Medjool dates are outstanding for snacking on alone, but when blended to form a square, bar, or ball, they tend to be too moist and form a pasty texture. Besides that, they're more expensive. The Deglet Noor- which is the normal American Supermarket Date - is much better for a recipe like this one.