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!
- 1 cup roasted almonds
- ½ cup roasted macadamia nuts
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ cup dried cherries
- 6 dates (pitted and diced)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Place parchment paper in your baking dish (making sure sides are covered too) and set aside.
- Add almonds and macadamia nuts to food processor and process until chopped.
- Add cocoa powder and sea salt and pulse a few times, so that ingredients are well incorporated.
- Transfer nut/cocoa mixture into your bowl and add in shredded coconut, dates and cherries. Use your spatula to mix these in.
- Add honey and coconut oil to your saucepan and place under medium heat; mix these ingredients together and cook for about 15 seconds after it bubbles.
- Pour honey/coconut oil mix onto your dry ingredients. Mix well.
- Place the granola bar mixture on the baking sheet (on top of the parchment paper). Using another parchment paper square, push down on the mixture to settle it tight. Do not bake with the top parchment paper (toss it out).
- Bake for 10-15 minutes.
- Let cool and refrigerate overnight for it to settle.
- Once it has been refrigerated overnight, cut 4 lines horizontally and 1 line vertically, so that it yields 10 pieces - these granola bars are a bit more crumby that the regular granola bar, so be gentle when you’re slicing them!
- 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