Cocoa Cherry Energy Bars
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Serves: 14 oz
 
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. almonds or 2 cups almond flour
  • ⅓ cup (1 oz.) cocoa
  • pinch salt
  • 2.5 oz (about ½ cup) dried cherries
  • 5 oz (about 1 cup) pitted soft dates
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp. water (if your dates are on the dry side)
  • optional handful dark chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life brand)
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients up to and including the coconut oil to food processor. Blend. Assess texture. If the mixture is still dry and crumbly, add 1 Tbsp water. Mixture should hold together into a ball very easily when you squeeze it together. When I have made this recipe with older, dried-out dates and almond flour that's been in the freezer I've needed the liquid. For very dry dates I have used 2 Tbsp. of water. If you are using chocolate chips, add them at the end and process very briefly. You could use a mixing wheel to ensure that the chips stay whole, but I find it's not necessary if you just pulse the mixture once.
  2. Line a small square baking pan with parchment paper, press mixture into pan. Cut into bars or squares.
Recipe by Fit and Fed at http://fitandfed.net/2015/06/28/cocoa-cherry-energy-bars/