Is it possible to get off of a sweet kick? If so, I’d like to know how. Seriously. Why can’t the food pyramid consist of cookies, popcorn, cereal, granola bars, and chai lattes? I feel like the crime rate would go down drastically because people would be happy. At least, if I were into crimes, that would totally solve things for me…
This recipe is one I almost feel silly telling you about. When my husband was taking the pictures, he kept saying,”…so are you planning on doing, like, anything else because you haven’t really done much for me to shoot…?” Exactly. That easy. I am a grab-and-go kind of gal when it comes to snacks so these are absolutely perfect. And in bar form? I mean come on. Could things be any more desirable? Oh and there’s chocolate. And coconut. That alone should seal the deal. These bars are simple enough that you could enlist the help of the “mini chefs” at your house. Add, combine, press, cut, voila.
These really are SO easy that it makes me ashamed for buying bars all these years when I could whip them up in literally NO TIME at home (5 minutes, tops?). Not to mention they’re free of all that crap that’s added to a lot of bars these days. Ain’t no shame in eating these.
15-ish pitted dates (I used a couple of handfuls)
1/3 c. almonds
1/2 c. chocolate chunks
1/4 c. shredded coconut
Add ingredients to food processor and blend until mixture is well combined.
In a loaf pan lined with parchment paper, pour mixture in and press it down so that it all sticks together.
Place in refrigerator to harden up (this step just helps keep the bars from being crumbly.)
Cut into bars and serve.