Mint Chocolate Chip Energy Bars (Paleo)
pitted dates (roughly chopped)
almonds and cashews
(about 1/2 cup each)
dark chocolate chips
Place dates, nuts, cocoa, vanilla, and peppermint oil in the bowl of a food processor. Process until dates and nuts are finely ground.
If needed, slowly add hot water until mixture begins to come together (paste-like.)
Add chocolate chips and pulse a few times.
Press mixture into an 8 x 8 pan lined with parchment paper. Place in freezer for at least 30 minutes.
Remove from freezer, lift parchment out of pan, and cut into bars. Store bars in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
Substitute 1/4 teaspoon mint extract for the peppermint oil if desired.