Dark Chocolate Bars with Cherries and Dates Recipe

Dark Chocolate Bars with Cherries and Dates Recipe

How To Make Dark Chocolate Bars with Cherries and Dates

Enjoy these fudgy, dark chocolate bars to snack on, and taste a mix of sweetness from the chocolate and sourness from the cherries and dates!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Freeze Time: 35 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • cupsmedjool date,pitted
  • ½cupalmond butter
  • 1tbspcoconut oil,plus 1½ tsp, melted
  • 1cupbrown rice,puffed, or puffed quinoa
  • 1cupdried cherry
  • cupalmond,chopped
  • ¼cupwater
  • 3ozdark chocolate,coarsely chopped
  • 1tspflaky sea salt

Instructions

  1. Line an 8-inch square pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a food processor, combine the dates, almond butter, and coconut oil. Process for 30 seconds until well combined.

  3. Add the puffed rice, cherries, and almonds and pulse for about 5 to 6 times.

  4. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and press into an even layer about ½ inch (1¼ cm) thick.

  5. Freeze for 15 minutes until set.

  6. Meanwhile, pour the water into a small saucepan. Place a heatproof glass or metal bowl over the saucepan, making sure the water is not touching the bottom.

  7. Bring the water to a simmer, then add the chocolate to the warm bowl and let it melt, stirring slowly. Remove the bowl from the heat as soon as the chocolate is melted and smooth.

  8. Pour the melted chocolate over the date and cherry mixture, then spread evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle with flaky salt.

  9. Return the pan to the freezer for another 20 minutes. Once set, cut into 16 bars.

  10. Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 239.05kcal
  • Fat: 9.36g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.55g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.34g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.65g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.46g
  • Fiber: 3.82g
  • Sugar: 22.49g
  • Protein: 4.08g
  • Cholesterol: 0.16mg
  • Sodium: 121.36mg
  • Calcium: 60.41mg
  • Potassium: 334.54mg
  • Iron: 1.49mg
  • Vitamin A: 15.68µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.93mg
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