PREP TIME: 45 mins | TOTAL TIME: 45 mins
1 cup roasted unsalted almonds
3/4 cup dried tart cherries, divided
12 Medjool dates
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch kosher salt
3 tablespoons cacao nibs
Place the almonds in the bowl of a food processor and process until fully chopped.
Add ½ cup dried cherries, 12 Medjool dates, 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, ½ teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 pinch kosher salt. Process until smooth. Add the remaining ¼ cup cherries and cacao nibs and gently pulse a few times to incorporate.
Turn out the mixture onto a baking sheet and press it into a flat layer of the desired thickness. Roll a rolling pin over the top to smooth it to a uniform thickness. Place the baking sheet in the freezer or refrigerator for 30 minutes to harden, then slice into bars of the desired size. Store in a sealed container in the pantry or refrigerator.
Recipe courtesy of Sonja Overhiser, ACoupleCooks.com