8 oz pitted dates
1/2 cup walnuts
chocolate chips for topping
1. Make sure your dates are pitted, if not then pit them and weigh them. I used 8 oz. I'm not sure what that will be equivalent to but it looked like about 1 1/2 cups give or take. Make sure your dates are soft. If they are not soft let them soak in water for 20-30 minutes to soften up.
2. Pulse dates in food processor until chopped.
3. Add walnuts to food processor. This will get really messy-be patient and continue to scrape down the sides until everything is fully blended. You can also play around the recipe here if you want and mix up the type of nuts you use such as almonds, cashews, or a blend. You can also add cinnamon or dried fruits in the food processor.
4. Line a small baking dish (I used a bread pan and I had the right thickness) with parchment paper. (You can also double the recipe and use a bigger dish to make more larabars.) Put the mixture in the baking dish and push down all sides and even it out (the messiest part).
5. Freeze for about 30 minutes or until firmer.
6. Flip out the mixture on a cutting board making sure to remove the parchment paper.
7. Cut into bars (you can determine how big or small to make them. Mine were pretty thin and it made about 8-10.
8. Individually wrap the bars in parchment paper for easier access. (And so they don't smoosh together).
9. Keep in freezer until ready to eat. If you want them a little softer, leave it out for a few minutes from the freezer, although mine were soft straight out of the freezer!
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