Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Homemade "Candy" Bars

These wonderful bars come together in less than 5 minutes.  Please store them in the refrigerator until it is time to serve them.  Enjoy!

You will need the following:

1 cup walnuts
10 dates (get UNpitted dates and pit them.  They are more moist.)
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 cup extra-virgin coconut oil (You could use other coconut oil, but the coconut flavor of this kind really sings!)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Put the walnuts in your food processor:

 Turn it on and make them crumbly looking.

Here are the dates, all 10 of them!

 Take out the pits and remove any little stem ends.
 Grease or spray a bread pan and line it with plastic wrap.  The grease makes it much easier to get the plastic wrap in place.
 Put all of the rest of the ingredients in the food processor and process until it all starts to hold together.
Then, spread it evenly in the bottom of the bread pan and press down evenly.
 Refrigerate until firm and eat one serve!
 Delicious, AND nutritious!


  1. Looks yummy. I wonder if you could use figs? The house we are buying has two fig trees, I am excited about that.

    1. I bet you could! Oh, yum! Just play around with it. You need it to be thick, but still stick together well. Please let me know if you try it. I LOVE figs!

  2. Sounds wonderful! I will have to try these!

  3. I can already tell that I would be addicted to these. I'll have to try them soon. Would they hold up in a child's school lunch? I buy Lara bars for their lunches sometimes, but they are SO expensive.

    1. I don't know. I keep ours in the fridge. I would think that if they were tightly wrapped in plastic wrap they would hold together. Worth a try. And yes, they are addictive. Dad ate ONE out of the batch. :D


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