Dates naturally sweeten this raw treat, providing antioxidants and fiber, while raw nuts throw in some healthy Omega-3 and 6 fats + protein. Coconut and raw cacao also add a dash more protein, magnesium, and iron.
Yields: 4 bars
8 Medjool dates, pitted
1/3 cup walnuts
1/3 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
2 heaping tbsp raw cacao
1. In your food processor, place coconut flakes, cacao, almonds, and walnuts. Pulse until broken down into a uniform size (not pulverized; maintain small chunks).
2. Add pitted dates to coconut/nut mixture. Pulse until well blended.
3. Transfer dough to a baking pan with at least one 9" edge, pressing the mixture along the 9" side of the pan, creating an even bar.
4. Slice the bar into 4 equal pieces, wrap individually, and refrigerate.
Refrigerated, that bars will last a month, so make a bunch at once to maximize your mess, and eat off them for a good long time.