The 3 ingredient energy bars have been such an overwhelming success in my house that I needed to start making more for everyone. Being a self-proclaimed chocoholic – this version was inevitable!
1 c almonds, toasted
16 pitted Medjool dates, pitted
3 tbl of good quality cocoa
3 tbl of dark chocolate chips (optional)
1/8th tsp of salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the almonds on a cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Add the almonds to your processor and blend until you have fine chunks of almond. Then add the remaining ingredients to your food processor and blend until a large mass forms. Break it up and process again until it it is well blended.
In a lined (parchment) 8×8 or 9×9 glass pan, add the mixture. I then add a piece of plastic wrap over the top and roll a small glass over top to smooth it out and make it even. Refrigerate for 45 minutes. Then remove and slice into bite sized squares or bars. Enjoy!
— Knead to Cook