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This recipe developed after I stumbled across a recipe on Elana’s Pantry. I was looking for something different to make as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up and these hit the spot! They are really soft, so make sure you keep them refrigerated or frozen until you want to eat them.
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Chocolate Energy Bars
Inspired by Elana’s Pantry’s ” Chocolate Espresso Power Bars“. I have linked to the products from my affiliate partners that I personally use and recommend.
- 3/4 cup walnuts
- 3/4 cup cashews
- 3/4 cup almonds
- 1 tablespoon instant ground coffee (optional)
- 1/3 cup high-quality, organic cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 16 medjool dates (pitted)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon of sweetener of your choice (coconut sugar, maple syrup, raw honey)
- 10 drops stevia
- 1 tablespoon water
- coconut oil for pan
In a food processor, blend the nuts, coconut, cocoa, and coffee together until a coarse flour forms. Add the dates (do not forget to remove the pits!), vanilla, coconut sugar, stevia and water and blend together until combined. It will be sticky. Grease a glass dish (I used a 9×9) with the butter and then dump the mixture in there. Using a spatula (or your fingers), press the dough into the dish until it is packed firmly. Chill in the freezer for a couple hours before cutting. I like tor portion these up individually, so that I can just grab one on the way out the door.