Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Paleo Chocolate Cranberry Power Bars



Having made bars like this, I'm a huge fan of this recipe. While dates are REALLY sticky feeling, the clean up surprisingly well with very little mess too. In short, these paleo power bars are GREAT!

Ingredients
  • 2 ¼ cups pecans, lightly toasted
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • 15 large medjool dates, pits removed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 10 drops stevia
  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
  • ½ cup dried cranberries (you can add more if you like)
Instructions
  • Blend pecans and cacao powder in food processor until combined and coarsely ground
  • Add in dates and process until blended into dry ingredients
  • Process in vanilla, stevia and agave until well combined
  • Stir (or work in) dried cranberries with a spoon or by hand
  • Press mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  • Freeze for 1 hour, or until firm, then cut into 16 squares
  • Makes 16 squares
Originally posted at Elana's Pantry