Homemade Energy Dates Chocolate Bar are becoming increasingly popular. It is because of the price, which can be more favorable than with purchased ones. Also due to the higher percentage of quality ingredients that we know are in the bars. You can consume them as a snack or as a pre-workout meal or some physical activity. It will give you enough energy for the efforts that follow. They are perfect to add to your child’s snack box or to keep as tea-time treat too.
You can create many varieties based on the ingredients you have in your kitchen. Using different types of nuts, dried fruits and additional ingredients.
Toast the Nuts
The taste will be more intense if you toast almonds and hazelnuts, but that makes the recipe more complicated and the preparation takes longer. If you do, put the hazelnuts and almonds in a preheated oven at 300F, and toast them for about 15-20 minutes. Do not overcook them, because in that case they will be bitter. Try both versions, so stick to the one you like best.
About Healthy Ingredients
Snacking on raisins controls the feeling of hunger and makes you feel full. This prevents excessive calorie intake.
Dates are an ideal snack that will provide enough energy for the rest of the day, and due to the wide content of various essential nutrients, dates may be considered almost ideal food. They are super nourishing with huge amounts of health benefits for your body. Dates are a great source of fiber, minerals, and vitamins and are good for your digestion, able to relieve painful constipation, diarrhea, and other intestinal complaints.
How To Store Energy Dates Chocolate Bars?
Store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Refrigerating these bars and eating them chilled will prevent them from becoming sticky. They are freezer-friendly, too. You can place the container in the freezer where they will last for up to 3 months.
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- 8 oz medjool dates (pitted)
- 2 tbsp raisins
- 1/2 cup roasted hazelnuts
- 3 tbsp carob powder
- pinch of sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 F and place raw hazelnuts on a baking pan, lined with parchment paper. Roast them for about 15-16 minutes.
- In a food processor add hazelnuts, carob powder and pinch of sea salt. Pulse for 10 seconds or more if needed.
- Add dates and raisins and pulse until all the ingredients starts to go smooth and well incorporated.
- Transfer to a cutting board lined with parchment paper. Form a log ( 7 x 4 x 1/2 inch approximately). Cut into 6 bars and refrigerate until ready to eat.
Energy dates chocolate bar is great quick snacks for busy days, weekend adventures and pre-workout snack.
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Serving Size:1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 7.6gSaturated Fat: 1.5gSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 34gNet Carbohydrates: 30.2gFiber: 3.8gSugar: 29gProtein: 2.5g