Remove the bars from the pan by lifting on the parchment. Cut into bars. Wrap each in wax paper or plastic. Store at room temperature for up to a week.
Raw cherry-almond bars
1 cup (about 10 whole) dates, pitted
1 cup almonds
1 cup dried cherries
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor. Pulse several times to combine the ingredients. Break up the dates if they have clumped together, then run continuously until a ball begins to form.
Transfer the ball to the counter and pat into an 8 inch by 8 inch square. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars. Wrap each bar in wax paper or plastic. Store refrigerated for up to a week or frozen for up to three months. (Bars will still be chewy straight from the freezer.)
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