In an attempt to rekindle my blog spark, I want to reintroduce my weekly Friday Fixation posts. My last Friday Fixation post was for my absolutely favorite, post workout drink Cheribundi. Today, it’s my low cost alternative to raw energy bars.
When I started incorporating raw foods in my diet I spent crap loads of money trying different packaged raw bars. Most were hard nutty bars that I’m pretty sure were slowly cracking my teeth. Until one day I found the most delish brownie raw bar..not joke, it was amazing. One huge problem with them though, they cost $1.99 a pop!! With my 5+ bar a week ways, my waistline loved them, but my pocket book was dying a slow death.
So, to please my taste buds and my credit union, I tried to make my own. After some seriously disastrous attempts, I came up with the most delish chocolaty treats. They aren’t the most physically appealing items, but no joke they fit the bill when you need something quick to eat or a “sugar” fix. I’m so addicted to these things, I’m like little Honey Bo-Bo when cake is around
I even got the Mister into craving them. After an hour of reassuring him that he can’t physically die from trying just one bite, he bit into the chocolaty goodness and claimed, “Ugh, that’s aren’t bad at all..actually pretty good.” We are both so obsessed with these that we both like wake up mid-night to snack on a couple balls <Inset sexual innuendo here>.
Chocolate Raw Bar Recipe:
- 2 cups raw dates
- 2 tablespoons of raw cocoa powder (or you can just get unsweetened Hershey cocoa powder)
- 1 cup chopped raw walnuts
- 1/4 to 1/2 raw shredded coconut
- Dash of raw agave nectar (if you want it a little sweeter)
Place dates in food processor and blend until it makes a fairly thick paste.
Add cocoa powder, walnuts, and shredded coconut and blend. You can also mix by hand if it floats your boat.
TASTE! If you want it a little sweeter or if the mixture is a little loose add some raw agave nectar.
Roll into balls and refrigerate.