I'm obsessed with Laura Bars...my favorite is their chocolate peanut butter bar. At $1.79 a pop things can add up quickly, so I decided to make my own. It looked simple enough, right? It was! My version is refined sugar-free and packed with protein. They are the perfect treat!
15 soft pitted dates
2 tbsp. smooth peanut butter (raw or regular)
1 tsp. water
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips or cacao nibs
1 cup shredded coconut
Blend pitted dates, peanut butter and water in a food processor until the mixture turns into a coarse paste. You may need to add more water depending on the brand of peanut butter you use (some pb's are drier than others).
Add peanuts, salt and chocolate chips to the food processor. Pulse a few times to incorporate the ingredients and break the peanuts into smaller pieces.
Take spoonfuls of the mixer and roll into 2-inch balls. Roll each ball in finely shredded coconut and place on a plate.
Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until ready to serve.
*I usually keep these in the refrigerator for the whole week and grab one whenever a sweet craving hits.