Walnut Brownie Bars



Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw almond meal
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 2 tablespoon honey (or agave)
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts, crushed
 

Nutrition

  • Amount: 1 bar
  • Calories: 109
  • Fat (g): 7
  • Sat. Fat (g): 1
  • Carb (g): 13
  • Fiber (g): 3
  • Protein (g): 3
  • Gluten free, Vegan

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Directions

  • Place almond meal, cacao powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  • Place dates in a food processor and blend until finely chopped, then add to mixing bowl with honey. Stir until everything is combined.
  • Stir in crushed walnuts.
  • Line bread loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • Press mixture into the bottom of pan and chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Cut into 12 bars and enjoy!


Cooking Tip

If stored in the fridge, these can last for a week or more. Pair brownies with a glass of skim milk for a nighttime recovery snack. Substitute almonds, cashews, or pistachios for walnuts. If dates are hard to find, prunes can be used as a substitute.


Performance Fact

These bars provide a good source of dietary fiber, which can help to curb hunger. They are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, an unsaturated fat that may help alleviate inflammation. Lastly, the brownies are rich in antioxidants which can reduce the oxidative stress associated with prolonged, strenuous exercise.