Coconut Date Bars

I have been having a love affair lately with all things coconut.  It is just so yummy!  So, I am sharing another delicious coconut creation that was inspired by my Coconut Strawberry Muffins.  These are my Coconut Date Bars!

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For these I used chickpea flour again.  After I made my Strawberry Coconut Muffins, I thought the dense texture that the chickpea flour produces was much more suited for a brownie/bar type recipe.  So here goes.

Coconut Date Bars

Coconut Date Bars

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 20 min Serves 9 squares     adjust servings


    For the bars

    For the filling


    1. In a small food processor or magic bullet , mix the dates and water until you get a paste-like consistency.
    2. Set aside.
    3. Preheat oven to 350.
    4. Mix all the dry ingredients for the bars in a large bowl.
    5. Mix all the wet into a medium bowl.
    6. Add wet to dry.
    7. Line an 8X8 pan with parchment leaving enough room for a bit of parchment to come out the sides. This will make the bars easier to remove when cooled.
    8. Spread a thin amount of batter so the whole bottom of the pan is covered. The batter will be a bit sticky.
    9. Once the bottom is covered, spread the date paste on top.
    10. Finish with the remaining amount of batter and place in the oven for 15-20 minutes.
    11. Let the bars cool completely before removing from the pan and cutting.
    12. Once they are cooled, grab the ends of the parchment paper and lift the whole thing out.
    13. Cut with a pizza cutter into squares.


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    20 thoughts to “Coconut Date Bars”

      1. Whole wheat flour should work fine. If you use it, please let me know how they came out. I used the chickpea flour because I am trying to play around with new ingredients. :)
    1. Can you make your own chickpea flour by simply grinding up some dry chickpeas in a Vitamix? If so, I'm all set. :-)
        1. I have had a lot of luck just using cooked, drained and well cooled chickpeas as a base for baking ... obviously the liquid has to be reduced some, but when I do my oat/chickpea cookies, I actually grind oats and then toss chickpeas into the processor with the ground oats (mix in other dry ingredients before the chickpeas to ensure even distribution). I imagine if you put your spelt flour and other drys into the processor/chopper and then added the chickpeas it would work. (I'm totally making these this weekend! I love coconut and have never actually tried dates as an adult ... so these look perfect!)
          1. Dates are so delicious! I have only just discovered them recently myself! I may try to make a flour out of the chickpeas themselves. Do you think I can just grind up dry chickpeas as a flour? I have thought about doing that. I would love to know how you like these. :)
            1. Yes you can grind any dry bean or rice and make flour of it. I use my coffee grinder.
    2. hello ladies can you tell me if garbanzo flour is same as chic pea or besan flour, i just got some organic one thanks parveen

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