Recipe - No-Bake Berry Date Deluxe

Serves 8

Did we say no-bake? That's right! Copious amounts of fresh berries with their natural built-in sweetness make this dessert a treat for our souls and our hearts.

  • 3 cups dates, pitted and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup berries, such as strawberries, raspberries or blueberries, mashed
  • 1 cup fresh berries
  1. Put almonds in food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  2. Add dates and oats and pulse until all ingredients are well mixed.
  3. Press mixture into an 8-inch baking dish, preferably with removable sides. Top with mashed berries. Cover and set aside at least 30 minutes.
  4. Before serving, place top with fresh berries.
Per serving: 235 calories, 4g protein, 49g carbohydrate, 5g fat, 0g sat fat, 3g mono fat, 0mg cholesterol, 7g fiber, 31mg sodium

THE SEASONED COOK: Make this dessert up to a day in advance and refrigerate overnight to give the berries a chance to meld into the crust. To save money, use frozen fruit for the mash.

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