My friend Mary, who I have nicknamed “Mare Bear” created this original recipe. All I did was add sea salt and chocolate chips. It is ridiculously yummy and puts the store bought ones to shame. You can always change out the nuts or nutbutter for your favorite. My kids love these. It’s like a protein-packed dessert.
By: Bekie A & guest star ⭐️ Mary
2 cups of finely chopped raw nuts (we used pecans and walnuts)
2 cups of rolled or quicks oats
1/2 cup of almond butter or sun butter
2 cups of mixed dried fruit (we used triple antixodents with cherries, blueberries, raisins, goji berries, cranberries etc)
2 cups of dates ( I soaked mine for 5 minutes in hot water)
2 Tbsp of coconut oil
1/2 tsp of sea salt
2 Tbsp of chia and pumpkin seeds (optional)
1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup of raw honey (optional- if you choose to not add the honey, increase coconut oil to 1/4 cup)
Process dates in blender or food processor. Lightly chop dried fruit. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl, adding the chocolate chips and oats last.
Press into a large 13×9 and a 8×8 pan or 1 large cookie sheet with sides.
Place in the freezer for 20 minutes. Slice into Bars and place in a sealable container. Store in the freezer or refrigerator.
So… the last batch I made… I ran out of chocolate chips. No fear, I added 1/4 cup of cocoa powder! Mind blown! Delicious!