Thursday, March 3, 2011

Recipe Week! Date Bars.

I first ate these bars in a car on the Faroe Islands, during a road trip. That time, they were made by a German girl studying art in the Netherlands, who were visiting the Faroe Islands. The recipe came from some Dutch coffee shop, and I was given some loose instructions on how to make it myself. Nearly a year later, I've finally got to veganize and making a complete recipe out of it. I hope you'll like it! This is the last recipe for this Recipe Week!, did you enjoy it? If you did, I might do it again sometime.Tomorrow is Friday Favourites, and the links will of course be all recipes, see you then!

Date Bars

150 g/5,3 oz margarine
75g/2,6 oz brown sugar
2 tbs cornstarch
375 g/13 oz g dates, coarsely chopped
2 tbs shredded dried coconut
100 g/3,5 oz simple sweet crackers

Melt the margarine in a sauce pan. Add the sugar and cornstarch, bring to a boil and let boil for about 1 minute until dissolved and a bit thickened. Add the dates and coconut, stir vigorously until everything is well mixed. Crush the crackers into different sized pieces, the largest a little bit than 2,5 cm/1 inch across and the smallest as crumbles. Add it to the date-mix. Using a big spoon (or your fingers, but be careful, it's hot!), spread out the mixture in a 20x20 cm/8x8 baking dish and let cool for at least two hours. Let it sit in room temperature for a while before cutting, since it will be quite hard straight out of the fridge and might break your knife if you don't (learned by experience). 


  1. These look and sound amazing!

  2. They look like they'd both be chewy and crunchy, which is undoubtedly the best combination there is!