Jess’s Chocolate Coconut Energy Bars

Yes, you can make your own bars to fuel yourself during an endurance event! The recipe below is my current favorite.  I use salted almonds because I am always looking for ways to incorporate more salt into the foods I eat during a long run.

  • ~12 Medjool dates, seeded and chopped (makes about 1 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • ½ cup dry roasted, salted almonds
  • ¾ cup shredded coconut

Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse until thoroughly mixed. Contents will appear loose (like they won’t stay together) but don’t worry!  Place mixture onto cutting board and press together, removing as much air as possible.  Form a tight square/rectangle of whatever desired shape (I like mine to be about ½ inch tall and square).  Cut into individual pieces. 

Single Servings: 12

Prep Time: ~10 minutes

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