How of many you need quick healthy snacks that can be tucked in your bag for work or school? My daughter who is a competitive swimmer loves to fill her swim backpack with various healthy granola bars to be devoured after two hours in the pool. She can tear through a box of bars in a just a few days and as my friend told me, she might go bankrupt buying her kids granola bars. My daughter and I set out yesterday to make a healthy bar that was filled with nuts, dried fruit and just a tiny bit of rich dark chocolate (my favorite part).
1/4 cup almond butter (or peanut butter)
1 cup dates
1/4 chopped almonds, walnuts or pecans
1 tbs. cocoa powder (or all cocoa powder if you don’t have carob)
1 tbs. carob powder
1 tbs. Chia seeds
1 tbs. flax seeds (or all Chai seeds)
2 tbs. chopped dark chocolate
1 tbs. honey
pinch of salt
Method of Preparation:
In a bowl of a food processor, place all the ingredients and process until you have a sticky cohesive mixture.
Line a 8×8″ square pan with parchment or tin foil. Press the mixture into the pan and smooth the top. If you want you bars to be a little thicker, don’t press the mixture all the way to the sides.
Refrigerate for 20 minutes and cut into small rectangles. Store bars in the refrigerator.