Healthy Cookie Dough Bars

Today’s featured recipe comes from  Angela at Untrained Housewife. Angela says she is happy to provide seconds because these cookie dough bars are very healthy and inexpensive too at only 40c a bar! What a great breakfast on the go!

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The recipe has just five ingredients dark chocolate, dates, peanuts, almonds and peanut butter.  I love a mix of healthy ingredients like this.  You can snack and know that you are fueling your body properly.

Ingredients:

1 ounce dark chocolate
1½ cups Medjool dates
½ cup peanuts
½ cup almonds
½ cup peanut butter

1.  In a food processor, chop the chocolate into small bits.  Remove from the food processor and set aside.
2.  Place the remaining ingredients in the food processor and combine until a paste begins to form.  You still want to see tiny pieces of each ingredient.  You may need to do this in batches, depending on the capacity of your food processor.
3.  If the mixture doesn’t stick together very well, add water one teaspoon at a time until a sticky paste forms.  Then add the chocolate back into the food processor and pulse briefly to mix it in.
4.  Press the dough into an 8×8 inch pan, cover, and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
5.  Cut the mixture into 10 bars and store them in the refrigerator.

Thanks for sharing this recipe Angie.  And readers, be sure to visit Angie’s Site Untrained Housewife.  She has great recipes, DIY projects, gardening ideas, and household tips.  It’s a great site!

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Yield: 10

Healthy Cookie Dough Bars

Healthy Cookie Dough Bars
Looking for a breakfast on the go? Try these healthy cookie dough bars.
Prep Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce dark chocolate
  • 1½ cups Medjool dates
  • ½ cup peanuts
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ½ cup peanut butter

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, chop the chocolate into small bits. Remove from the food processor and set aside.
  2. Place the remaining ingredients in the food processor and combine until a paste begins to form. You still want to see tiny pieces of each ingredient. You may need to do this in batches, depending on the capacity of your food processor.
  3. If the mixture doesn’t stick together very well, add water one teaspoon at a time until a sticky paste forms. Then add the chocolate back into the food processor and pulse briefly to mix it in.
  4. Press the dough into an 8×8 inch pan, cover, and refrigerate for about 2 hours.
  5. Cut the mixture into 10 bars and store them in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 270 Total Fat 15g Saturated Fat 3g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 10g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 127mg Carbohydrates 33g Fiber 5g Sugar 26g Protein 7g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.
 

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