Chocolate Date Nut Energy Bars

Chocolate Date Nut Energy Bars

Take these on a run or cycle for energy or just enjoy for a mid afternoon snack!
Health Rating
Prep Cook Ready in Servings
15 min 1 h 1 h 15 min 32

Ingredients


2 cup pitted Dates (pitted)
2 cup Cashew nuts, raw (raw)
1/2 cup whole Almonds, raw (whole; raw)
3/4 cup Cocoa powder, unsweetened (unsweetened)
1/4 tsp Salt (tsp Celtic sea)
1/2 cup Coconut, shredded, unsweetened (shredded, unsweetened)
1 tbsp Almond extract, McCormick (tbsp; McCormick)
3 tbsp Water (tbsp; (add 1 extra tbsp if dry))
2 tbsp Cranberries, dried (dried)
2 tbsp Pumpkin seeds (pepitas) (raw)
2 tbsp Dark chocolate chips

Instructions


1. Combine chopped dates, cashews, almonds, cocoa powder, and sea salt in a food processor.

 

2. Pulse and process all the ingredients together until the texture is coarse.

 

3. Then add the shredded coconut, a quick pulse, and add the vanilla extract, a little water at a time until it reaches a dry but moist dough consistency.

(or almond extract or a bit of both)

 

4. Fold in cranberries, pumpkin seeds and chocolate chips. (one or two quick pulses). 

 

5. Place the dough mixture a (29 x 12 cm) pan lined with parchment paper.  Press evenly with a rubber spatula, and chill for about an hour. 

 

6. Cut into small squares..(about 1"x1")

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 126
Calories from fat 57
Calories from saturated fat 12.8
Total Fat 6.3 g
Saturated Fat 1.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.9 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 21.5 mg
Potassium 191 mg
Total Carbohydrate 14.4 g
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
Sugars 8.7 g
Protein 2.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 0.3
Meat Alternative 0.3

Energy sources


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