Sunday, July 25, 2010

Chocolate Date Nut no bake cookies/bar

This is a bar/cookie that tastes like the Lara Jocalat bars.. Try these and your family will love them. What better way to get your kids to eat fruit and fiber.. I love the premade bars and thought I could reproduce them in my own kitchen. I gave one to my son without telling him what I had been trying to do and asked what he thought of them. He immediately said they tasted just like Jocalat, success..  After posting this recipe I thought about adding Shakeology® instead of cocoa and tried it in the next batch, that is a very good addition and I would recommend it as it add a lot of nutrition to the mix.  This is a very flexible recipe, you can add a variety of ingredients to personalize this cookie to your taste but do need the dates or plums as a base.

20 Minutes to Prepare 


* Dates or Plums, 1 cup, pitted, chopped
* Walnuts, 1 cup, chopped
* Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened, .25 cup (or one scoop chocolate Shakeology®)
* Natural peanut butter, 2 tbsp
* Granola, .25 cup
* Banana, fresh, .5 medium (7" to 7-7/8" long)
* Coconut, shredded unsweetened, 3 tbsp

Place the dates, walnuts, cocoa powder, peanut butter and banana in a food processor and blend well. Add granola and pulse a few times to incorporate into the mix.

Shape approximately 1 tablespoon of mix into a ball and roll in the flaked coconut (optional). Place in an airtight container and refrigerate.

I add a variety of nuts and also dried cranberries and will not always roll in coconut. I also use premade granola and most of my ingredients are organic by choice.   Chocolate Shakeology® can also be used to add a tremendous amount of nutrition to this cookie.

Number of Servings: 24

Nutritional Info

* Amount Per Serving
* Calories: 78.6

* Total Fat: 4.9 g
* Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
* Sodium: 0.9 mg
* Total Carbs: 8.4 g
* Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
* Protein: 1.7 g


leannwoo said...

I've never heard of Jocalat but these do sound really good! I will have to make some for Adam to take with him on his long bike rides! :)

Joyce said...

I've been looking for recipes like this, esp. because I'm seeking alternatives to my candy bars to take with me on my long runs... Thanks for sharing this!

Laur said...

oooohhhh yuuuuummmm, Now I'm excited! Will absolutely use the shakeology choc!