Recipe | Nutty date cacao bars

nutty date cacao bar organic homemade

These are so simple and easy to make. A nice balance of nuttiness, gooiness and cacao. They are completely sugar/sweetener free too! The dates add the perfect natural sweetness. 

These bars are great as a quick snack, or to enjoy mindfully with a cup of cacao tea or coffee (if you're that way inclined). 

Don't be too hung up on exact measurements also. Just have fun with it!

ingredients

  • 50g nibbed cacao block (half of the mini blocks)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup nuts of choice (we used almonds + cashews)
  • Sprinkle of sea salt flakes

method

  1. Roast the nuts in an oven @ 180° for 20-25 mins
  2. Soak the dates in hot water for 20 mins
  3. In a bain-marie (fancy word for pot with water in it, with bowl on top), melt the nibbed cacao block with the coconut oil + peanut butter
  4. Drain the dates of most of the liquid then blitz in a blender til it’s gooey
  5. Blitz the nuts in blender til they're a rough powder consistency
  6. Add the dates & nut powder to the melted cacao and mix together
  7. Line a baking tin with baking parchment (we used a bread tin)
  8. Spoon in the mixture, press it down so it’s compact
  9. Top with some roasted nuts & sea salt flakes
  10. Pop in freezer for an hour to harden
  11. Slice up however you like

 

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