Chocolate Cranberry Date Bars
 
 
Instead of the expensive bars that you can buy, you can make your own date & nut bars at home. Not only do they cost a fraction of the cost, they taste fantastic too!
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup whole dates, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder (start with 1 tablespoon, if mixture is still sticky, add another tablespoon)
Instructions
  1. Place roughly chopped dates and dried cranberries in the microwave. Heat for 30 seconds, just to warm it up slightly.
  2. Transfer to food processor and pulse until the dried fruits form a thick, rough paste (doesn't need to be smooth though).
  3. Add salt, walnuts, honey and cocoa powder.
  4. Pulse until the mixture comes together in a ball.
  5. Transfer mixture to a parchment (or waxed paper) lined container (I used a container measuring about 9"x4"). Firmly press mixture into container, and refrigerate for half an hour.
  6. Remove from container and, using a sharp knife, cut mixture into 6 bars. Wrap individually in plastic wrap, waxed paper, or small zipper seal bags. Keep refrigerated.
Recipe by The Baking Beauties at http://www.thebakingbeauties.com/2011/04/chocolate-cranberry-date-bars.html