Whole Life Challenge Recipe: Mint Chocolate Larabars May 28, 2014 Recipes 6 Comments 7897 Chocolate. Mmmm. Unfortunately even high quality dark chocolate has sugar and usually soy lecithin in it, making it off limits for the Whole Life Challenge. So when I need a chocolate fix, I have to keep these guys on hand. 1 cup almonds (150g) 1 cup cashew pieces (150g) 1/2 tsp coarse grey salt roughly 25-30 small dates or 175g 2 tsp vanilla extract 4 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder (or to taste, I like it very chocolatey) 1 tsp peppermint extract (or fresh mint to taste!) Start with the nuts and salt in the food processor and buzz until well combined and chopped. Add in the dates, vanilla, cocoa powder and peppermint and pulse until a coarse dough forms and it holds together. You may need to add more dates to get the right texture. Press into a wax/parchment lined 8×8″ baking dish and freeze to set. Cut into bars, squares, or whatever shape you like! 6 Responses Julie June 1, 2014 What kind of food processor do you use? I have a Ninja that gets the job done pretty well but I’m saving my pennies for a Vitamix. Reply Rachael Evans June 2, 2014 Hi Julie – I have a cuisinart…I like it better for nut/date stuff than my NutriBullet. I’m with you on the Vitamix!! Would love one… Reply SHERRIEE July 29, 2014 WHERE IS THE CHOCOLATE? Reply Rachael Evans August 3, 2014 I’m so sorry!! It’s in there now 🙂 Reply Deanna November 19, 2014 Rachel, I was so excited to try these! They turned out great. The Mr. and I saved for a little bit and bought our Vitamix for Christmas last year. The BEST kitchen purchase I’ve ever made. I would suggest to Vitamix users grinding the nuts then removing them from the canister and chopping the dates separately. Combining all the ingredients evenly seems to work best with my Vitamix. The Mr. and kiddos loved these! Deanna Reply Rachael Evans November 24, 2014 Glad you enjoyed them Deanna!! I’m still hoping a magic fairy will bring me a Vitamix someday, thanks for the tips! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Leave this field empty CAPTCHA Code* Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.