1 cup lightly toasted nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds)
1/2-cup medjool dates
1/4 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup dried figs
2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds
2 tablespoons unsweetened, organic dark chocolate powder or carob powder
1 scoop Vital ScoopTM
1 teaspoon Maca powder
1 tablespoon orange zest
2 tablespoons hot water (or a little more if necessary)
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- Using a food processor, grind nuts to a powder, and put into a bowl. Set aside.
- Add dates, cherries and figs to food processor with dark chocolate or carob powder, Vital Scoop powder, Maca, spices and zest and pulse. If mixture is too stiff, add a little hot water to help blend into a thick paste. Add ground nuts and coconut. Process until mixture forms a ball.
- Press mixture evenly into a 9x13 inch pan or a smaller pan if a thicker bar is desired. Allow to chill in a refrigerator for about 1 hour. Cut into bar shapes and carefully lift out of pan. Bars can be wrapped individually for snacks or stored in an airtight container.