I apologize for being away for awhile. But here’s a new recipe! It’s adapted from Leite’s Culinaria . If you’ve ever had Larabars, then you will love this! They’re easily customizable, healthy, and perfect for on the go.
With only a few simple ingredients, you’ll be able to whip these up in no time.
They contain dates, almonds, walnuts, cacao powder (or coco powder), and your favorite chocolate chips.
I love dates for their sweetness and health benefits! They had nutrition while keeping this treat sweet! The almonds and walnuts add healthy fats and nutrients. Try your best to get raw nuts, and even better if they’re sprouted! I use cacao powder for this recipe because of the increased nutritional value and personal taste over coco powder. If you only have coco powder, that will work just fine. 🙂
This can easily be made into a dairy-free recipe depending on which chocolate chips you choose to use.
If you so choose, you can add a pinch of salt to bring out the flavor, although I don’t think it is necessary.
Healthy Brownie Bars
- 1 cup packed dates
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup raw walnuts
- 3 heaping Tbsp of cacao powder
- 2/3 cup chocolate chips
- pinch of salt (optional)
Soak dates in water for about 5 minutes, or until soft. Meanwhile, process almonds and walnuts in a food processor, blender, or magic bullet. Drain water and add dates. You may have to manually mix ingredients in blender to make sure everything is fully mixed. Add the cacao powder, mix. Transfer into a bowl and mix in desired amount of chocolate chips. Add pinch of salt if desired.
If you do not have a granola bar pan, put parchment paper onto a cookie sheet. Organize brownie bar mixture into desired size and shape. Put into freezer to set for about 20 minutes.