The Magic of Matcha: Dark Chocolate Matcha Date Bars

Little Market Kitchen
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Dark Chocolate Matcha Date Bars
adapted from Little Market Kitchen

Date Bar Ingredients (makes 12 bars or 24 squares)

  • 9 oz. pitted dates (about 1 2/3 cups)
  • 1/3 Cup cocoa powder
  • 4 oz Almonds (about 2/3 cup)
  • 2 Tbsp matcha powder
  • 2 Tbsp coconut butter
  • 1/3 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 Tbsp maple

Date Bar Instructions

  • Chop or pulse almonds in food processor until they're just little bits and pieces. Alternatively, use slivered almonds if you prefer.
  • Combine all ingredients in food processor and blitz until completely combined. Your dough may form a ball, or it may form several clumps, depending on your food processor.
  • Once all the ingredients are totally worked into one another (about two minutes), turn off food processor.
  • Dump the contents of your food processor onto a piece of parchment paper and form into a lump.
  • Using your hands, press the dough into a rectangle about 1 inch thick.
  • Wrap in saran or parchment paper and chill on a flat surface in your refrigerator at least two hours before cutting.
  • Cut into desired size of bars (or use a cookie cutter for fun shapes!).
  • Lightly dust with a bit more matcha powder.
  • To store, place parchment paper between bars to keep from sticking and keep in the fridge.