So here's what you need:
- 2 cups chopped pitted dates
- 2 cups raw cashews
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 2 Tb vanilla extract
- 2 or 3 Tb water
This is the coconut I used. I found it at a health food store.
Put the dates, cashews, almonds, cocoa, and sea salt in the food processor and pulse and process until it's the texture of coarse crumbs, then add the coconut and pulse once or twice to mix:
Then add the vanilla and 2 Tb of the water, and process. It should be like a moist dough. If you need more water, add a little at a time.
Pat the mixture into a pan (I used a 9.5 X 6.5) then use a spatula to press it in really well:
Chill for 20 or 30 minutes, then cut into bars. If you make 10 bars, each bar has 280 calories.
I wrapped mine in saran wrap and put them in the fridge for lunches and snacks this week:
I adapted this recipe from http://www.seasaltwithfood.com/