The result of my craving for something chewy and candy-bar-like that I could take on the go:
Chewy Fruit and Nut Chocolate Chip Bars (makes 2 bars)
- 6 large dates (I used Medjool dates but if you're using smaller dates such as Deglet you would double the number)
- 1/4 cup almonds
- 3 Tablespoons shredded coconut
- pinch of cinnamon and tiny dash of nutmeg, optional
- 3 Tablespoons chocolate chips, mini ones are better if you can get them
Add the almonds and process until combined and to desired consistency, then add coconut (and spices, if desired) and process for a couple of seconds until the coconut is chopped and not in large shreds anymore. Put the mixture in a bowl and add the chocolate chips, mixing with a spoon. Using your hands, or an oiled container, press the mixture firmly into bars or roll shapes. If using your hands, work quickly or the chocolate chips will melt.
Not the prettiest thing, but yummy just the same.
What on-the-go treats do you like?
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