However, then I ate them....
Well, you see the post don't you. Yes, they were that good and healthy to boot. I WILL find an easier/more effective way to make these. (Starting out with fresher dates may be helpful.) :)
This recipe is also adapted from one in my new e-book.
I have to say the picture isn't much to look at - they were sticky and hard to cut, but again, you see the post right? After it was difficult to make - but look at the ingredients - who gets a bunch of fruit and nuts when they eat chocolate??? OK, now I want to make some more. I finished these off today before dinner. Too bad I'm out of dates. Better go add them to my shopping list.
- 1 cup dates
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/4-1/3 cup walnuts
- 1/4-1/3 cup hazelnuts
- 5 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup honey
- pinch salt
- coconut oil (for greasing the pan)
- Process all of the ingredients except coconut oil any way you can think of. I would say high powered blender, or a better food processor than I have. I may even try my immersion blender - not sure but rest assured I'll keep trying. :) Process until it is a nice gooey glob. It should still have chunks of nuts, but hopefully not much fruit (although mine had plenty of date chunks and it was still delicious - but I used whole dates, not chopped.)
- Line a bread pan with wax paper. (I didn't originally line the pan, but I found I didn't want to cut it in the pan and it was a bit hard to take out. My thought is paper will make it much easier next time.) Coat the wax paper with coconut oil (or butter.)
- Press mix into the bottom of the pan. Freeze for 20 minutes or so to make the mix more solid.
- Remove paper from the pan and cut into square.
- Keep stored in the fridge.