Pulse the almonds and dates in a food processor until your desired consistency is reached, adjusting the amount of dates and almonds as needed.
You should be able to pick up a bit of the mixture and press it between your fingers without it being sticky and without it crumbling apart.
If desired, pulse in chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and/or any other ingredients.
Line a 10x14-inch pan with parchment paper and press the almond-date mixture into the pan to reach your desired thickness (about ½-1 inch thick).
Cut into squares, bars, or use a heart cookie cutter to cut out shapes.
Serve and enjoy!