Homemade Candy Bars
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Serves: 16
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup raw cacao powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 2 ½ cups dates
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ cup almonds
  1. Pulse the almonds in a food processor until they are coarsely chopped. Remove the chopped almonds from the food processor and set aside.
  2. Put the walnuts in the food processor and process until they are finely ground. Add cacao and salt and pulse until evenly mixed. While the processor is running, add a few dates at a time. When all the dates have been added, the mixture should be crumbly and dense. Add maple syrup and process. The chocolate mixture should be moist and hold together well. If it’s not, add a few more dates or a little more syrup. Stir in chopped almonds, reserving ¼ of the nuts for topping. In addition to or in place the almonds you can use whatever mix-ins you like. Try peanuts, pecans, macademia nuts, coconut… the possibilities are endless!
  3. Line an 8x8 baking dish with wax paper and place chocolate on the wax paper. Press the chocolate down into an even square, edge to edge, corner to corner. Cover and place in freezer. The bars will be easier to cut when frozen so allow them to set for at least an hour. Remove and cut into bite-sized minis. Store minis in an air-tight container in the freezer. Pop as needed to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Recipe by Megan Adams Brown at https://norulesnourishment.com/homemade-candy-bars/