Made from just a few simple ingredients, these homemade chocolate date and nut bars taste like a brownie that’s actually good for you.
- 1 cup (about 6–7 large) Medjool dates, pitted
- About 1 cup of hot water, for soaking the dates
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Optional: up to 1 tablespoon of water
- Measure out ingredients.
- Place dates in a small bowl and cover with hot water. Let sit for 5-10 minutes, or until dates are soft. Drain and set aside.
- Meanwhile, place nuts and salt in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
- Add drained dates and cocoa powder to the food processor. Pulse until well combined and the batter holds together. You may need to stop a few times to scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula. If batter is too dry and crumbly, add water, 1 teaspoon at time, to reach the desired consistency.
- Transfer to an 8-by-8-inch or 9-by-7-inch baking dish and press to evenly distribute batter.
- Place in freezer for 15 minutes, or until slightly firm. Cut bars into 14-16 equal pieces and wrap in parchment paper.
- Store bars in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months or in the fridge for up to 7 days.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Bars
- Method: No-Bake
- Cuisine: Snacks
Keywords: date, cashew, almond, cocoa powder