Double Chocolate Energy Bars | Nikki's Coconut Butter

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Double Chocolate Energy Bars

Written by Nikki Velez | July 20, 2015

   These bars were a huge hit in our household! At least we think so since they only lasted a day.. Our favorite part about these bars is the perfect chewy texture when stored in the fridge.

While we try to keep a low carb strict paleo diet at home most of the time, there are moments of weakness when we crave ice cream or some yummy dessert. That’s when these bars come to the rescue! They’re packed with a double chocolatey flavor so they definitely satisfy those cravings. We enjoy them mainly as dessert, but they are great for on-the-go snacking or for that little boost when you're feeling low on energy.

There are many variations to this like substituting the pecans for hazelnuts or macadamias and the chocolate chips for dried cranberries or blueberries. Try them out and let us know what you think!

Double Chocolate Energy Bars (makes 12 servings)

Ingredients:

1 1/2 Cups Pitted Dates (about 12 dates)

1 Cup Almond Flour

1/2 Cup Pecans

1/2 Cup Dark Chocolate Fudge coconut butter

1/2 Cup Mini Dark Chocolate Chips

 

Directions:

In a processor, blend dates and pecans.

Add almond flour and pulse.

In a medium size mixing bowl pour date mixture and add coconut butter. If coconut butter isn't creamy, heat either 30 seconds in microwave or place in oven or boiling water for a couple of minutes. Mix well.

Fold in dark chocolate chips. Mixture should be sticky and thick here. 

Transfer mixture onto a parchment lined baking dish. 8x8 works well for this. Flatten mixture and press down to get an even layer about 1/2" thick. 

Refrigerate for 30 minutes then cut into bars and enjoy. Hint: We used leftover parchment to separate bars so they don't get stuck together. This is great if you save them for snacking later!

 

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