Chocolate Apricot Paleo Energy Bar
Author: Urban Paleo Chef
Prep time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour
This Chocolate Apricot Energy Bar is an amazingly delicious and effective after-workout snack; follow the additional Dessert Bar Modifications to make this perfect as an after dinner treat!
Ingredients
  • 1 & ½ cups pitted dates, finely diced
  • 1 cup dried apricots, finely diced
  • ½ cup sliced raw unsalted almonds, sliced (soaked, if possible)
  • ½ cup raw unsalted pecans, sliced (soaked, if possible)
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ⅓ cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
Instructions
  1. Dump all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl, and shake it around a bit to start combining them.
  2. Using your bare hands (please wash first...) thoroughly mix the ingredients, kneading it in the mixing bowl like you would knead bread.
  3. Continue kneading it until you can roll it up in to a mostly uniform-looking ball, leaving no ingredients behind in the mixing bowl.
  4. On an oiled cutting board, carefully press that chocolate ball out to a square-shape approximately 1 & ½ inches thick (about 4 centimeters thick), and as wide and tall as it needs to be to get that thickness.
  5. Cut 1-inch (2-3 centimeters) thick bars, no more than 4 inches long (10 centimeters).
Notes
Desert Bar Modifications:
Alternate Ingredients:
3 tablespoons cocoa powder (instead of ⅓ cup)
½ teaspoon sea salt (just enough)
The Dessert Sauce:
Heat ½ cup coconut cream and 3-4 tablespoons of honey (add honey and taste for desired sweetness) for 5 minutes on medium-low
Pour heated coconut cream over bars
Let bars cool in refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving
Recipe by Urban Paleo Chef at http://urbanpaleochef.com/2013/09/10/chocolate-apricot-paleo-energy-bar/