Step 1: Ingredients/Materials
- 1 c raw almonds (whole)
- 15 dates
- 1/2 c honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- 1 1/2 c oat flour (this can be made by grinding oatmeal [unflavored] in food processor)
- 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 c toasted pecans (whole)
- 1/4 c unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 c chocolate chips
These measurements are not exact. I just estimated so feel free to alter them to fit your diet.
- Food processor
- Various measuring cups and spoons
- 8×8 pan
- Parchment paper
Step 2: Grind Almonds
Put the almonds in the food processor and grind for about 30 seconds, or until it reaches a wet, grainy, consistency. Not quite almond butter consistency however.
Step 3: Add Dates
Remove the pits from the dates and blend them with the almonds.
Step 4: Mix in Honey and Extracts
Add honey and extracts and blend.
Step 5: Oat Flour and Cocoa Powder
Add in the oat flour and cocoa powder (I forgot about the cocoa powder till after I mixed in the oat flour but it's fine to mix them in at the same time).
Step 6: Extras :)
Now comes the fun part, the extras :). Toasted pecans, coconut, and chocolate chips finish these bars off.
Step 7: Press Into Pan:
Press the mixture into your pan and chill.
Step 8: Final Notes:
I love these bars. They taste great and keep me going for hours. I made half this recipe (That's why I used a bread pan). This makes enough for about 7 bars. However, I think that I will make 14 (the amount that this recipe makes) next time. I haven't had any trouble with freezing them over a week (they've been gone by the end of the week so I don't know about keeping them longer than that but I think they should be okay). You can download the PDF or print the recipe below. Hope you enjoy them!