12 medjool dates (pitted) , 1/2 cup almonds, 1/2 cup hazelnuts (no need to remove skins) , 4-ounce bar dark chocolate (60% cocoa works well, broken into small pieces), 2 tablespoons hemp seeds, 2 tablespoons chia seed.
Place dates in a food processor and pulse
until well chopped. Add almonds and hazelnuts and pulse until chopped,
but a few large pieces remain. Remove cover and make a circular trough
in the mixture with the back of a small spoon.
Place chocolate pieces in a small bowl
over hot but not boiling water. Stir until melted. Carefully pour melted
chocolate into prepared trough in date-nut mixture. Replace cover and
pulse a few times, until just combined.
Scrape mixture onto a cutting board and
form a rough rectangle. Cut into eight equal pieces. Combine hemp and
chia seeds on a small plate. Mold each of the cut pieces into evenly
shaped bars, warming mixture with your hands. Press bars gently into
seeds to coat. Place on a small tray, cover with plastic, and
refrigerate for about an hour, or until very firm. Once firm, bars may
be individually wrapped and kept at room temperature.
Recipe courtesy of Delicious Living