Chocolate Date Granola Bar

Chocolate Date Granola Bar

Who here loves chocolate? If that’s you, then you’re in luck. This Chocolate Date Granola Bar will make your tastebuds sing.

These bars have a hint of coconut and are plenty sweet; if you dig coconut, chocolate and all things sweet, then I definitely recommend you go to your kitchen and start making these right away.

They take hardly anytime at all to make and you can store each granola bar separately by covering each with plastic wrap (cover each bar all the way around, so that it keeps it tight).

Eat them on the go or at home along with your favorite cup of joe!

Chocolate Date Granola Bar
 
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These Chocolate Date Granola Bar are a wonderful mid day snack option, that nourishes and gives great energy.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10 bars
Ingredients
  • 1 cup roasted almonds
  • ½ cup roasted macadamia nuts
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup dried cherries
  • 6 dates, pitted and diced
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 F.
  2. Place parchment paper on a baking dish and set aside.
  3. Add almonds and macadamia nuts to food processor and process until chopped. Add in cacao powder and salt, and pulse a few times until incorporated. Transfer to a large bowl and mix in shredded coconut, dates and cherries.
  4. Add honey and coconut oil to a saucepan over medium heat, bring to a boil and cook for about 15 seconds after it bubbles. Pour into dry ingredient mixture and combine. Transfer to the lined baking sheet, and using another parchment paper square, push down to settle it tight. Do not bake with the top parchment paper (toss it out). Bake for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Let cool and refrigerate overnight for it to settle. Cut 4 lines horizontally and 1 line vertically, so it yields 10 pieces - these bars are a bit more crumby that the regular granola bar, so be gentle when slicing.
Notes
Tools You’ll Need:
- Food processor
- 8x8” baking dish
- 2 square pieces of parchment paper (each piece big enough to cover the bottom & sides of your baking dish)
- Small saucepan
- Mixing bowl
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Measuring spoons
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bar -- Calories: 320 Fat: 26 g. Carbohydrates: 24 g. Protein: 5 g.

Chocolate Date Granola Bar

Chocolate Date Granola Bar

8 thoughts on “Chocolate Date Granola Bar”

  1. I made these! I went off-book a little and they didn’t stick together but I ate it as granola with almond milk and it tasted yummy! Great idea, I’ve been looking for a tasty, gluten-free alternative snack.

    1. Glad you were able to eat it as a granola option! If you make these again following the recipe to the “t” and its still not sticking, then try adding more honey or coconut oil. 😉

  2. Any way to leave out the honey and have these stick together? Would egg instead of the honey make them stick? I am looking for a very low sugar/low fructose option.

    1. Hi there Carolyn. The honey is really the binding agent here, so I personally would not remove the honey. If you replace it with eggs, I am not sure the taste will be as great and the consistency might be kind of funny.

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