I had no idea what to call this recipe. I created it using a store bought health bar as a guide.
I now have the recipe perfected and the result are little, chewy morsels that taste like nutty caramel bars and are the perfect tea or coffee accompaniment. Chewy Bites seems like a boring name but I'm far too tired to think of something more creative.
You will need:
1 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup sultanas
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup almonds
(alternatively you can just use 1/2 cup of either of these nuts)
1 tblsp cocao powder
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp hot water
A food processor
Baking paper and airtight container
Mix together the hot water and coconut oil. Add all ingredients into the food processor and pulse at first and then leave on until all ingredients come together and begin to bind slightly (you may need to add a touch more warm water if it isn't binding). Then using your hands, mould little bar shapes and place them on the baking paper. You can roll them into balls if you'd prefer but I like little bars which make for about two bites.
Pop them into the freezer for about 20 minutes and then enjoy. I leave mine in an airtight container in the freezer but they would be fine in the fridge, they just won't be as chewy.