Chocolate "Larabars"

Happy Friday friends! 

Last week, I teamed up with Karman from The Nutrition Adventure for a fun interview about healthy eating and must-have items in the kitchen. We shared an interviews on each other's site and I included this super quick, super tasty homemade "larabar" recipe. 

Keeping healthy snacks on hand is a "must" for me to set myself up for a healthy week. When that snack can involve chocolate and taste more like dessert, it's an added bonus. These bars contain just a few, simple, nutrient-packed ingredients.

Almonds, walnuts, and dates create the base for these bars while providing you with healthy fats, protein, fiber, and natural sweetness. The cocoa powder and dark chocolate chips are the fun part of these bars but also provide a bit of fiber. 

I like to make up a batch of these and keep them in the freezer for a grab n' go snack or a late night chocolate craving. 

Homemade Chocolate "Larabar"

Makes 6 bars

 ¼ cup raw almonds

½ cup walnut halves

6 Medjool dates, pitted

2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips

1 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder

Pinch of salt

 1.      Place almonds, walnut halves, dates, and chocolate chips in a food processor. Pulse until mixture is uniform and beginning to come together. Add cocoa powder and salt. Pulse to combine.

Transfer mixture to a loaf pan lined with plastic wrap. Press mixture firmly and evenly into pan. Cover in plastic wrap and place in freezer for 30-60 minutes until firm. Slice into 6 even pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.