Satisfy your sweet tooth, with these No-Bake Dark Chocolate Nut Bars – sweetened with dates and loaded with cashews, nut butter, and hazelnuts.

No-Bake Dark Chocolate Nut Bars [Vegan]

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 3 Mejdool dates, pitted
  • 15 Mejdool dates, pitted
  • 3 tablespoons natural almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts, halved
  • optional: 100 g dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more), melted
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Preparation

  1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. To make the base, place the dates and coconut oil in a food processor. Blend until they form a paste consistency. Add cashews and process until it forms a sticky mixture (about 30-45 seconds).
  3. Press the cashew mixture onto to the bottom of the lined loaf pan. Place in freezer for 15 minutes.
  4. To make the filling, process dates with peanut butter, and salt in a food processor until well combined. After 15 minutes, remove pan from freezer and evenly spread filling over base. Gently press hazelnut halves over filling. Place back in freezer for 1 hour.
  5. Once set, remove from loaf pan and cut into 9 bars.
  6. Melt dark chocolate in double boiler. Dip bars into the melted chocolate. Let the chocolate set about 10 minutes before placing the bars in refrigerator to completely set.
  7. Keep bars refrigerated until ready to serve. Store for up to 1 week in refrigerator.
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