Dates Trail Bars
Recipe type: Dessert or Snack
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Serves: 20-30 bars
 
These bars are easy to make, very tasty and mostly filled with good for you ingredients.

Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 Cup Quick-cooking Oats
  • ½ Cup Wheat Germ
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ¼ Cup Honey
  • 1 Cup Almonds, chopped
  • 1 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
  • ½ Cup Dates, pitted and chopped
  • ½ Cup Dried Apricots, chopped
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Flaked Coconut
  • 2 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, ¾ cup honey, and lemon juice until well blended
  3. Combine the flour, oats, and wheat germ
  4. Mix into the honey mixture
  5. Spread evenly into the bottom of an un-greased 9x13 inch baking pan
  6. Set aside
  7. In another bowl, beat eggs while gradually pouring in ¼ cup honey
  8. Stir in almonds, chocolate chips, dates, apricots, coconut, and sesame seeds until they are evenly distributed and well coated
  9. Spread over the crust in the pan
  10. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until center is set, and the top is lightly browned
  11. Cool completely before cutting into bars
Recipe by Ginger and Nutmeg at http://www.gingerandnutmeg.com/2010/04/wondering-about-dates-try-some-trail-bars