Chocolate Almond Power Bars - Burn Boot Camp

Chocolate Almond Power Bars

Prep Time – 15 Minutes

Photo: dramaticpancake.com

Ingredients

    1. 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    2. 1/3 cup whole chia seeds
    3. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    4. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    5. 1/4 tsp almond extract
    6. 1/2 cup slivered almonds (unsalted)
    7. 1/2 cup chopped pecans (unsalted)
    8. 1/2 cup dried cherries
    9. optional: sprinkle of sea salt
    10. 1.5 cups pitted, dried dates

 

Directions

  1. Purée dates in food processor until a thick paste forms. Add cocoa powder, chia seeds, cinnamon, and vanilla and almond extracts. Pulse until all ingredients are combined. Add the almonds and pecans; pulse until nuts are well incorporated into date mixture. Stir in dried cherries.
  2. Spread large sheet of wax paper on work surface. Transfer date mixture to wax paper, and press mixture into 1/2-inch-thick rectangle. If desired, you can even out the edges by trimming them with a knife. Wrap tightly in wax paper, and chill overnight.