Makes 12 bars

¾ cup pitted dates
¼ cup almond butter
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 cup almonds, finely chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups rolled oats
¼ cup dried unsweetened cranberries
¼ cup chopped bittersweet chocolate

How to make:

  1. In a food processor, pulse the dates until extremely and finely chopped. It should have a dough consistency. You can also finely chop dates by hand.
  2. Add the dates to a bowl, along with the almonds, oats, cranberries, and chocolate. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, heat almond butter over low heat along with the vanilla extract and coconut oil.
  4. When oil is melted, stir to combine, then add to the date mixture and mix well.
  5. Line an 8×8 inch baking dish with parchment paper or plastic wrap, then transfer the mixture into the baking dish. Pack down firmly, cover, and chill in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from freezer, then slice into 12 bars, and wrap bars individually with wax paper. Store at room temperature.
  7. Enjoy eating a healthy and delicious snack.

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