Easy No-Bake Date and Pecan Bars

Ingredients:
2 c. whole Medjool dates
2 c. warm water
1 pkg. Effie's Oatcakes
3 T. unsalted butter, melted
1/2 c. toasted pecans, chopped
3 oz. dried tart cherries
2 T. toasted unsweetened coconut


Directions:
Break the Oatcakes into the bowl of a food processor and process until you have a fine crumb. Transfer to a bowl and add the melted butter to form a moistened meal
Press the Oatcake crumbs into a small Pyrex dish or 9 in. pie tin. Press the crumbs evenly along the bottom of the pan forming an even crust. Place the crust in the freezer for 30 minutes-1 hour.
Soak the dates in the 2 c. warm water for 30 minutes. Drain the dates, reserving 2 T. of the water. Pit the dates with your hands and transfer to a blender or small food processor. Pulse the dates and then add the 2 T. reserved water. Puree until smooth and transfer to a bowl. You should yield about 1 1/2 c. of date puree.
Remove the crust from the freezer. Using an offset spatula spread the date puree over the crust for an even thin 1/4 layer. Sprinkle the toasted pecans over the date puree and then top with tart cherries and a sprinkle of toaster coconut.