Just got finished making these sweet treats.
I had a craving for these chocolate squares that I used to buy at a bakery I no longer live by. I did my best to recreate them and they turned out pretty good.
This is my 3rd batch in two weeks. 🙂
The base: Dates, Cashews, and Oats.
My dates were already pretty soft this time around, but if yours are on the dryer side…soak them in hot water for a few minutes.
Pit your dates and add them to a food processor.
Soak your cashews in hot water for a few minutes as well. Then add them to your food processor.
Process until well combined.
Add remaining ingredients except for the oats and process again.
Then add your oats and combined until a really thick dough forms. My food processor was struggling a little so I ended up just stirring my oats in, in a separate bowl. I typically like them processed a little finer, but they are good this way as well.
Transfer dough onto a piece of plastic wrap or parchment and flatten until about 1 inch thick. Then cut into squares.
And enjoy 🙂
16 oz Dates ( approx. 30 )
2 cups Cashews soaked in hot water
5 tbsp Cacao Powder
5 tbsp Blueberry Jam ( I used Trader Joes Super Fruit, Fruit Spread )
1 tsp Cinnamon
4 cups Oats