This time I soaked the dates. I have noticed a big difference in dates as far as moisture content goes, so keep that in mind when you make these. I currently have Amport Foods Pitted Dates, and these are drier than, say, the Dole brand. I poured boiling water into a dish with some dates, and then let them sit for several hours. Then drained off the water.
20 grams of dates (about 4)
13 grams of Designer Whey natural
28 grams of almond meal
15 grams of coconut flakes
6 grams Giardhelli cocoa powder
In a food processor, pulse the dates, almond meal and cocoa powder until well combined. It will ball up into the processor, then you will know it’s mixed. Put into a bowl and add the protein powder. Mush thoroughly until well combined. Keep mixing – it will add in, even though it will seem dry at first.
Toast the coconut in a fry pan and allow to cool. Divide the dough into 2 equal pieces and roll into bars. Divide the coconut in half and roll each bar into the coconut – pressing to make it stick.
Voila – 2 yummy bars! These are almost like under done brownies. A bit chewy, chocolately and good. I really couldn’t taste the dates in these at all with the cocoa.
Approximately 175 calories, 10 grams of fat, 15 carbs, 3 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein per bar.