|Gluten Free Chocolate Energy Bars|
|photo by recipe author|
Servings: 1 9×9 pan
Preparation Time: 1 hour 5 minutes (soaking time included)
- 3/4 cup walnuts
- 3/4 cup cashews
- 3/4 cup almonds
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut
- 1/3 cup high-quality, organic cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon organic ground coffee (optional)
- 16 medjool dates (pitted)
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup, rice syrup, honey
- 1-2 tablespoons water
- coconut oil for pan
Soak the nuts and dates in warm water for about an hour. Remove the pits from the dates.
In a food processor, blend the nuts, coconut, cocoa, and coffee together. Add the pitted dates, coconut oil, vanilla, sweetener, and water and pulse until combined. The dough will be sticky.
Grease a 9×9 glass dish with coconut oil 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 fridge or freezer for a couple hours before cutting.
Recipe submitted by Jessica, Denver, CO
Published on December 5, 2011