Put the dates in a food processor and process until really finely chopped and starting to ball up. If you don't have a food processor you could chop them really finely instead.
In a small pan, put the dates, cashew butter, brown rice syrup, vanilla, salt and cinnamon.
Warm over a low to medium heat until everything is melting together. The dates wont melt but you should be able to smush them up and combine it all well.
While that is happening add the flax, dried apple, puffed rice and oats to a large bowl. Stir well.
Pour in the warm mixture from the pan. It won't be runny and will still be quite thick. Be sure to scrape the pan out well and not leave any behind.
Stir everything together until all the dry ingredients are coated. It does take a bit of arm power. Be sure to scrape into the bottom of the bowl so you don't miss any dry bits.
Spoon into the prepared tin and press down really well all over so it's flat and compacted.
Put in the fridge to set for at least 3 - 4 hours.
When set, cut into bars or squares.
Store the bars/squares in the fridge. They keep well for a couple of weeks.________________________________________________________DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? If you did, be a ☆ and let me know what you think by rating it and commenting below. Tag me on Instagram too. I am @avirtualvegan and my hashtag is #avirtualvegan________________________________________________________