Thursday, February 23, 2012

Chocolate Power Bars

I am really excited about this recipe as it is both healthy and delicious (boo ya!) The Bulk is made up of dates ... (stick with me, yes I also hardly dislike dates) but they are super nutritious and when masked by delicious flavors like chocolate then wholla you get something quite amazing and nothing date like :) Then original recipe called for espresso so if you like espresso then go ahead and crank it up, but that is not the way I roll.Also please be warned if you do not have a strong, large food processor then you will not be able to mix the dates, sorry bummer I know. My husband thinks they taste like brownie batter? 

Chocolate Power Bars

1 ½ cups pecans, lightly toasted

¼ cup cacao powder

10 large medjool dates, pits removed

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

10 drops stevia

2 tablespoon agave nectar

Blend pecans, cacao and espresso in food processor until finely ground

Add pitted dates and process until blended into dry ingredients

Process in vanilla, stevia and agave until well combined

Press mixture into an 8x8 inch Pyrex baking dish, add a little water if your batter is crumbly when handling

Freeze for 2 hours, then cut into squares
They travel well and they make great picnic or lunch treats!

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