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). 





3 comments:

  1. These look and sound amazing!

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

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