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Cherry Cacao Nib Snack Bars


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


  1. Place the almonds in the bowl of a food processor and process until fully chopped.

  2. 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.

  3. 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,