Lemon Coconut Bars

The tartness of the lemon zest and the nuttiness of the walnuts and sesame seeds cut the sweetness of dates in this light, refreshing bar.

1 cup chopped, pitted medjool dates (about 12)
1 cup raw walnuts
½ cup sesame seeds
1-2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
1/2 cup unsweetened dried coconut flakes

Place all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse and blend until thoroughly mixed. The mixture should have minimal stickiness. Place mixture on cutting board and fold repeatedly, adding more coconut or chopped walnuts if too sticky.  Form tight square or rectangle of desired size and cut into individual pieces.

Single servings: ~12

Prep time: ~10 minutes

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