Sunday, September 30, 2012

Chocolate On the Go!

So anything with chocolate is good right?  I love chocolate and while we have reduced our intake of chocolate to some extent on this plan I can say we ALWAYS have organic dark chocolate in our house.  Organic is our choice because of the foods you eat...chocolate and coffee are two of the top pesticide sprayed items in our diet.  So organic chocolate and coffee are in our pantry.

I used to love baking.  It's one way I communicate my love to my family.  I feel joy in seeing them enjoy the fruits of my kitchen labor.  It's a challenge for me too to find new recipes that they want more of.  So while I don't bake much anymore...I still am in the kitchen creating new treats for my Superheroes.  Here's a favorite that I've adapted from reading different raw food blogs.  My boys like the Lara Bars but they're so expensive.  So we make our own.

16 oz. pitted dates
3/4 cup roasted almonds
1/3 cup finely shredded unsweetened coconut
1 tablespoon organic cocoa
1 tablespoon coconut oil

  1. Using a food processor, chop up almonds, coconut, and cocoa until you have a finely chopped "almond meal".
  2. Remove almond mixture from food processor and set in separate bowl for later.
  3. Using the food processor, chop up dates and coconut oil until it forms a "paste" ball in the container.  
  4. Separate the ball into smaller chunks and pour almond mixture over top.
  5. Replace lid and mix again until fully blended.
  6. Roll into balls or roll out between parchment paper and cut with a pizza cutter into "snack bars".  Wrap in saran wrap and you have an easy on the go treat!


  1. Looks great. My grandbabies eat the wolfberry bars by Young Living that I have on hand all the time, so I bet they would like something like this. I just may have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing. Do you use coconut flour for cooking? I bought quite a bit of it for Shalina, and I have some for myself to use too. I love the coconut taste it gives.

  2. I have used coconut flour for baking. We make carrot cake muffins for our 2 year olds birthday. You need a lot of moisture when using it but we love the coconut flavor! I hope you can use the recipe for the kids. They are so yummy!