Tropical Fruit Bars

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 246
Yield: 16 bars


1/2 cup finely ground raw cashew nuts
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
pinch salt
1/4 teaspoon powdered stevia extract
3 tablespoons canola oil
4 large dates, chopped
1/4 cup water
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple
1 medium ripe banana
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon powdered stevia extract
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut


• Preheat the oven to 350°F. Oil an 8-inch square or 6 x 10- inch pan.
• Grind the cashews in a blender. Mix the cashews, flour, salt, and stevia extract together in a bowl. Stir the oil in with a fork until it is evenly distributed. Press the mixture firmly into the pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool.
• Simmer the dates in the water until they become a creamy paste (about 5 to 10 minutes). Add a little more water if it is too thick. Spread the date paste in a thin layer over the cooled crust.
• Reduce the oven temperature to 325°F.
• In a blender cream the pineapple (with juice), banana, vanilla, and stevia extract together. Pour into a mixing bowl. Gently stir in the flour and coconut. Pour the filling evenly over the crust. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until a knife inserted near the edge comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 246
Calories from Fat: 108

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