Chocolate Chia Bars
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Sarah Kirkconnell
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Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Chocolate Chia Bars on 07/19/2012 12:24:18 MDT Print View

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Chocolate Chia Bars
Ingredients:

1/3 cup Chia Seeds
1 cup Raw Almonds
1 1/2 cups pitted Medjool Dates(15 to 25, depending on size)
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp pure almond extract

Directions:
In a food processor pulse the almonds a couple of times, transfer to a small bowl. Add the dates and process until a paste forms. Add the nuts and remaining ingredients in, process until mixed.
Line an 8×8″ glass baking dish with plastic wrap, knock the mix out and flatten into the dish, until even, press down firmly.
Cover and refrigerate till cold, cut into bars and store tightly wrapped.

Notes:
Chia seeds can be an odd texture if you are not used to them. To make them finer, grind them in a clean coffee mill first, use as directed above. When eating the bars be sure to drink plenty and to be blunt: if you are not used to a higher fiber diet eat these in SMALL servings!

~Sarah

http://blog.trailcooking.com/2012/07/19/trail-eats-chocolate-chia-bars/