Chocolate Cherry Goji Bars Recipe
Packed with all kinds of antioxidants‚ these bars appear to be “only” sweet treats‚ while undercover, they are anti-aging workhorses.
1/2 cup Raw Walnuts
3/4 cup Raw Almonds
1/4 cup Medjool Dates, pitted
1/2 cup Navitas Organics Goji Berries
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/8 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1 cup Dried Cherries
2 Tbsp Navitas Organics Cacao Nibs
In a food processor, combine the walnuts and almonds, and process the nuts into the size of small gravel. Add the dates, dried goji berries, vanilla extract and cinnamon powder, and process until the mixture forms clumps and begins to stick together. Add the cherries and cacao nibs, and process briefly to incorporate the ingredients, but leave some small chunks for texture.
Stop the machine and check the consistency: Depending on the natural moisture of the dates, you may need to add a touch of water—one teaspoon at a time—to get the crumbs to stick together when pinched. If the dough is too wet, blend in a few extra almonds.
Place the dough on a large sheet of plastic wrap on a cutting board. Press the dough into a compact rectangle, then wrap it tightly in the plastic, compacting it even more. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a half-inch-thick layer. Unwrap the dough and cut it into bars or bites as desired.
Energy bars will last several weeks unrefrigerated and covered or keep them in the freezer for long-term storage.
Makes 8 bars
Submitted by Julie Morris