I made this version, a double batch, as a healthier-than-usual snack for my seminar group at work (my first batch is blogged here). The fruit, nut and seed featured were dried cranberries, brazil nuts and pepitas, respectively; I also ran out of tahini along the way and substituted crunchy peanut butter for half of it. This slice really is something special, with the mushy dates, tahini and nut butter creating a fudgy texture. No-one at work acted at all deprived in the face of this lack of chocolate!
I did learn something along the way - the most readily available brand of dried cranberries here are only 70% dried cranberries. I'm not complaining here about over-packaging or air in the packet: the dried cranberries were 30% sugar and oil. I suspect the real deal is much more tart. Have you noticed this before, or can you recommend a source of pure dried cranberries?