Banana Cacao Fruit & Nut Bars (Paleo)

     If your like me and love a quick grab and go paleo snack then you are sure to love these Banana Cacao Fruit & Nut Bars.  These sweet and nutty bars are filled with roasted almonds, dried baby bananas, dates and cacao powder creating a yummy and filling snack on the go and a flavor combo that is just too good!  Throw all the ingredients into a food processor, press it into a baking dish and let it sit in the fridge to set..easy as that!

 

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups salted roasted almonds
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 6 oz dried bananas (1 bag from Trader Joe’s)
  • ⅓ cup cacao powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp coconut oil

Directions:

  • Line a 9×13 baking pan or casserole dish with parchment paper.
  • In a food processor add roasted almonds and pulse until course.
  • Add the pitted dates and bananas and continue to pulse until combined.
  • Add cacao powder and vanilla extract and pulse again until evenly distributed.
  • Add coconut oil and pulse until sticky.
  • Place mixture in baking pan and press to flatten.
  • Transfer to fridge for at least 30 minutes to allow the bars to set.
  • Once set, use the parchment paper to help you remove the mixture from the pan.  Cut into 10 bars.
  • Store in airtight container in the fridge.

 

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