Cacao-Nut Chew

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.  

Cacao-Nut Chew

Yields: 4 bars

Ingredients

8 Medjool dates, pitted
1/3 cup walnuts
1/3 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
2 heaping tbsp raw cacao

Directions

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.

 You may want to leave even bigger chunks than pictured here.  Your preference!

You may want to leave even bigger chunks than pictured here.  Your preference!

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.

xox

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