Double Date Chocolate Chip Bars

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Double Date Chocolate Chip Bars

Yield : 9 x 9-inch

INGREDIENTS:

2 Cups Rolled Oats
1 1/2 Cups Crispy Brown Rice Cereal
1/2 Cup Wheat Germ
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Date Syrup
1/4 Cup Date Sugar
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Chocolate Chips

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees, and lightly grease a 9 x 9-inch baking pan.

Place the oats, rice cereal, wheat germ, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl, and toss to combine. Set aside.

In a medium sauce pan, combine the date syrup, date sugar, and coconut oil, and set over medium heat. Cool until the sugar has dissolved, and the mixture is just on the brink of boiling. Incorporate the vanilla, and quickly pour the hot syrup into the bowl of dry goods. Mix gently but thoroughly to combine. Add in the chips and stir to distribute them through the mixture. (Adding them last helps to prevent them from melting, but if you’d prefer an all-over chocolate bar, go ahead and add them first to the syrup, let them sit for a moment to melt, and them stir everything together.)

Transfer everything into your prepared pan, and use lightly greased hands or a non-stick spatula to firmly press the mixture into the bottom of the pan. Bake for about 15 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges. Let cool completely in the pan before turning out onto a cutting board and slicing into bars.

source: bittersweetblog

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