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A delicious and easy to bake treat in just 20 minutes!!!

Step 1: Ingredients

For this recipe you will need six large dates, one large egg, 1/2 tsp of baking soda, 1/4 cup of chocolate chips,1/8 tsp of sea salt, 1/2 tsp of pure vanilla extract, 1 cup of almonds and 1/4 cup of chocolate protein powder.

Step 2: Soften Dates

Soften your dates in a cup or bowl of warm water.(While you are doing these steps preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.)

Step 3: Take the Pits Out of the Dates

Simply take the pits out of the dates and you will be ready for step 4.

Step 4: Add Your Dates and Almonds to Your Food Processor

Step 5: Blend

Blend your dates and almonds until it gets to a crumbly consistency.

Step 6: Add Your Sea Salt, Baking Soda and Chocolate Protein Powder and Mix

Your batter will now still be a grainy consistency.

Step 7: Add Your Egg and Vanilla

Mix and your batter will now become a clumpy consistency.

Step 8: Add Your Chocolate Chips and Mix

Step 9: Scoop Batter Onto Pan

Scoop 1 inch balls of batter onto your baking pan.

Step 10: Flatten

Cookies do not expand.

Step 11: BAKE!!!!!!!!

Put you batter in the oven at 350 degrees fahrenheit and bake for ten minutes.

Step 12: ENJOY!

You can replace the dates with honey or maple syrup (1/4 cup)
You can replace the dates with honey or maple syrup
<p>I have been looking for a gluten-free alternative to common protein bars since I'm into cycling, and these cookies might be a nice way to replace those &quot;energy bars&quot;. Is there a way to replace the dates? They are not easy to find around here... Thank you!</p>
<p>They do RISE but they do not EXPAND :)</p>
This looks really similar to a Larabar, pretty slick. What purpose is the baking soda since they don't rise?
<p>Hope you enjoy!!! :)</p>

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