I am trying to eat less sugar, but I really like having snacks to take on the go when I'm running out the door. So I can up with this recipe. It's wheat free, processed sugar free, and the nuts are a good source of protein. Not to mention that if you love chocolate this is a good way to get your fix without the guilt!
1 cup almonds, whole, raw (I like to cook them on 160*F for like 15 minutes to help with digestion)
1 1/2 cups dates
4 tab. coconut, unsweetened
1 tab. cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 tab. vanilla
1 - 1 1/2 Tab. coconut oil
Place almonds in food processor and blend until finely chopped. Place ground nuts in a bowl.
Blend dates in food processor until chopped fine.
Put the rest of the ingredients and the nuts in the processor and blend until well mixed. If mixture is too dry you can add a little extra coconut oil. If it's to wet, you can add a little more chopped almonds.
Line a pan with wax paper. Press mixture into the wax paper and fold over sides pressing together firmly as you go.
Place in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 mins.
Remove from refrigerator, unwrap, and cut into bars.
Place in plastic container or wrap individually in plastic wrap for on the go. Store in the refrig or freeze for longer use! Enjoy! :)