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Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
German Chocolate Bars on 07/25/2012 16:26:11 MDT Print View

We had these over the weekend while hiking up at Rainier :-) A delicious raw treat.

Out with all my oldest is looking more like a man than a kid these days. Eek.


German Chocolate Bars


1½ cups Medjool dates, pitted
½ cup raw pecans
¼ cup Unsweetend Coconut Flakes
¼ cup Navitas Naturals Cacao Nibs Sweetened
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Pinch of fine sea salt

Add everything to a food processor, process on high until finely chopped and it starts coming together in a ball. Line a bread pan with plastic wrap, pack the mixture in, flattening. Chill for a couple of hours, slice and wrap each bar. Keep refrigerated until trail time.


Paul Magnanti
(PaulMags) - MLife

Locale: People's Republic of Boulder
German Chocolate Bars on 07/26/2012 13:47:06 MDT Print View

Dark German Chocolate

From a care package courtesy of my soon-to-be mother-in-law

Think she likes me for some reason. :D

Edited by PaulMags on 07/26/2012 13:49:09 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: German Chocolate Bars on 07/26/2012 15:23:23 MDT Print View

That looks reaaaaallllyyyy good!

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife
German Chocolate Bars on 07/26/2012 17:31:33 MDT Print View

I'm drooling!

Diane Pinkers
(dipink) - MLife

Locale: Western Washington
No Nibs on 07/26/2012 18:57:03 MDT Print View

Dang it, I've got all the ingredients except the nibs! Maybe I'll just substitute chocolate chips to chop up?

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: No Nibs on 07/26/2012 22:01:54 MDT Print View

That would work perfectly - no worries! :-)

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: German Chocolate Bars on 08/02/2012 17:07:31 MDT Print View

This is a fun recipe. And quite tasty too! Made the first batch as above, except I couldn't find sweetened nibs, so I used regular raw ones and added a bit of honey to the recipe.

For the next batch, I really had fun. I used 1 cup of the dates and 1/2 cup dried turkish apricots. I added 1/4 cup freeze-dried organic blueberries. And then I made the coconut butter filling from the raw oreo recipe, pressed this recipe into an 11x7 pan, spread the raw oreo filling on half, folded the other half over and pressed together. These things are fricking tasty!

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Re: German Chocolate Bars on 08/02/2012 18:31:22 MDT Print View

OMG. You inspire me ;-)

Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife
Yum, dried apricots! on 08/02/2012 18:31:30 MDT Print View

Those sound really good, Doug! I'd rather have the dried apricots than the dates--I'm sure they add a lot to the flavor! The dried apricot and chocolate combo is great, IMHO!

Edited by hikinggranny on 08/02/2012 20:42:15 MDT.

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Re: Re: Re: German Chocolate Bars on 08/02/2012 21:35:05 MDT Print View

I don't like chocolate with dates but those bars look really good and would probably work great without chocolate.

Tad Englund
(bestbuilder) - F - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Problem dating question on 08/02/2012 23:21:24 MDT Print View

Sarah, where can I get the "Medjool dates" locally- Issaquah?

I need to try some- I normally would turn my nose up at eating dates so I need to experiment (try) a couple. Can I get them in bulk? For me that means 1 or 2. If they can make it past my tongue I'll buy more.

Edited by bestbuilder on 08/02/2012 23:21:56 MDT.

Sarah Kirkconnell
(sarbar) - F

Locale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
Re: Problem dating question on 08/03/2012 09:50:35 MDT Print View

Tad, head over to PCC :-) Although Trader Joes has them in the produce section in 1 lb boxes - they last a long time in the fridge :-)
Costco has them in 2 lb boxes......

Just be sure to pit them!!