Decadent and rich, these are made with good-fat almonds, walnuts and antioxidant-laden cacao and sweetened with fiber-rich Medjool dates. They provide whole-food nutrition, so enjoy as a snack or treat. These can be kept at room temperature for a couple of days or will keep for at least a week refrigerated.
Ingredient tip: Bob’s Red Mill makes almond meal (flour), but if you can’t find it, just use whole raw almonds and process them into a powder using your food processor.
Prep tip: Keep batter from sticking to your hands by lightly coating them with coconut oil, olive oil, or even water.
1 cup raw almond meal
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup pitted Medjool dates, packed (or try Deglet Noor dates)
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup raw walnuts, crushed
1. Place almond meal, cacao powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix well. Add dates and honey, and mix well. Add crushed walnuts and mix.
2. Line a loaf or square pan with parchment paper or plastic wrap. Press mixture into bottom of pan. Enjoy immediately, or chill for a firmer texture.
Makes 12/PER SERVING: 109 cal, 49% fat cal, 7g fat, 1g sat fat, 0mg chol, 3g protein, 13g carb, 3g fiber, 28mg sodium
Recipe courtesy of NewHope360.com, and found here.