Today’s recipe isn’t exactly a new recipe. Remember those brownie dough bites I made a while back? This is that recipe in bar form. Because you know you can’t just have a few bites. I made them for a quick snack during the week when I’m running back and forth from class, prescription counseling, lab, working out and what not.
These bars are full of healthy fats from almonds, cashews, coconut and walnuts. The nuts add in protein, and the coconut adds in some fiber. They’re naturally sweetened with dates and a tiny bit of agave nectar. Dark chocolate chips.. you can never go wrong there.
They really do taste like a brownie, too. Just slightly more chewy. These are perfect for dessert, if you’re trying to be a bit healthier.
Brownie Power Bars
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup walnuts
2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
1/4 cup cocoa
1 t vanilla
2 T agave nectar (or maple syrup/honey)
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
In a food processor, grind the cashews, almonds and walnuts until they are fine crumbs. Add in the dates and pulse until chunky. Add the cocoa, vanilla, agave, salt and coconut. Pulse until well blended and a dough forms. Stir in the chocolate chips or pulse them in for finer pieces. Press into a wax paper lined 11″x7″ pan, and cut into bars. Store in an airtight container in the freezer or refrigerator.