Recipe Photo - Apple Pie Date “Granola” Bars

(in partnership with Jamie Koll @girlswhoeat)

These bars with coconut butter and maple glaze are about to up your adventure days to the next level!

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • “Granola” Bars

    1 ½ c pitted dates

    1 KORU apple, cored, peeled, and finely chopped

    ½ tsp + ½ Tbsp ground cinnamon

    ½ c pecans

    ½ c almonds

    ½ cup dessicated coconut flakes

    ½ Tbsp water

    1 tsp vanilla extract

    pinch of salt

     

    Glaze

    ½ c coconut butter

    3 Tbsp water

    3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted

    2 Tbsp maple syrup

Directions

  1. 1.
    Soak dates in warm water for 10 minutes.
  2. 2.
    While the dates soak, preheat air fryer to 370º F for 4 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Add apples to a small bowl and toss with ½ tsp ground cinnamon.
  4. 4.
    Line air fryer with tin foil, leaving some holes exposed. Add apples to tin foil and cook for 10 minutes, tossing halfway through cooking.
  5. 5.
    Add nuts to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  6. 6.
    Add dessicated coconut and dates to the food processor and blend for about 15 seconds, then add water, vanilla extract, remaining ground cinnamon, salt, and ¾ of the cooked apples and blend until a dough forms.
  7. 7.
    Line an 8 in. x 8 in. baking pan with parchment paper and add the date dough, spreading evenly in a ¾-1 in. thick layer.
  8. 8.
    Freeze bars for 5-10 minutes.
  9. 9.
    Make the glaze: in a food processor or using a hand mixer, combine glaze ingredients until smooth and icing-like in consistency.
  10. 10.
    Remove bars from the freezer and top with glaze, then sprinkle with remaining apples. Return to freezer for 30 minutes, then cut into equal sized squares. Store in the refrigerator.

Apples that go great in this Recipe