Before I write my blurb, you need to know these Cherry Bakewell Date Bars take literally MINUTES to make, have just FOUR ingredients, are TOTALLY DELICIOUS, and have no added sugar or bad stuff. Scroll down for the recipe, or carry on for my inspiration (also if you’re wondering ‘what the heck is a Cherry Bakewell anyway?’).
Cherry Bakewell Date Bar Inspiration
Being from England and living in America, there’s certain things I miss from the land of my birth. Thank goodness, my lovely parents keep me well stocked up with Tetley Teabags for my daily brew (always served with milk, in case you were wondering.)
Growing up, Saturday morning would be when my Dad would pop to the High Street (what might be called ‘downtown’ in America) and come home with some treats from the bakers.
I can’t say there’s anything I don’t like from a bakery, but today I decided to draw on the flavors of the Cherry Bakewell Tart for a guilt-free version of this childhood treat.
If you don’t know what a Cherry Bakewell is, here’s a picture. Sitting in a pastry crust, with a layer of frangipane, jam, icing, and a cherry on top – it’s a perfect accompaniment to a nice cup of tea. SOooooo goooood.
I drew on these flavors and combined them with my love of LaraBars (Nakd Bars in the U.K.) These bars are date-based and can be enjoyed if you’re craving something sweet but don’t want to go completely off the rails. Hence, I came up with the guilt-free Cherry Bakewell Date Bar!
This recipe has only 4 ingredients, takes just minutes to make, and contains only whole, healthy foods – winner!
You can forego almond extract, but it adds the lovely frangipane scent you get with a Cherry Bakewell. Your choice.
It can also be surprisingly difficult to find dried cherries without any added sugar – you’ll need to hunt them down in a natural food shop or per usual, good old Amazon can help you out.