Larabars are so versatile with the date and nut base and I appreciate these energy bars because they are a wonderful source of raw energy. So simple and few ingredients too! I enjoy eating these as a snack throughout the day or whenever I'm in the mood for something sweet.

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Mocha Chip Bars [Vegan]

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 1/4 cup (packed) dates
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
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Preparation

  1. Add nuts and dates into food processor and blend well. Then add in the cocoa, coffee, vanilla, and chocolate chips and blend a bit more until all the ingredients are mixed, chopped up, and the texture is moldable.
  2. Form into whatever shapes you'd like! I found that making balls out of tablespoon measures are the easiest for me. (Also the easiest to eat ;) )
  3. Store these in a sealed container in the fridge. They will last for quite a while, unless you're like myself and devour these within the first few days.
  4. I must suggest to have a bit of patience as these get better with age! After storing them in the fridge for a few hours, the flavors fuse so well! They get even more addicting after a day or two, so hands off for a bit folks.


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