Make Ahead

Cindy's Power Bar Balls

October 22, 2013
2 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

We are skiing for the weekend and I am not a fan of lodge food so I decided to make travel size power bars! I rolled them into balls so they are easy to eat.
They are so good that I hope there is enough for the weekend. —Cindy Anschutz

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup dates, pits removed
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons dried fruit (blueberries, cranberries)
  • 1/2 cup chopped dark chocolate (into chip sizes)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 10 ounces all natural chocolate for melting
  1. In your food processor add dates, almonds and walnuts. Pulse 3 times. Add in dried fruit, chocolate, honey, vanilla and sea salt and pulse about 5 times. Feel mixture as it should be sticky. If it is too dry add about a tablespoon of water if not leave it along.
  2. Take a sauce pot and fill less than 1/2 with water and bring it to a hot temperature but not boiling. Reduce heat to low and add glass bowl with chocolate. Stir constantly using a rubber spatula until almost melted. Remove from pot and continue stirring until chocolate is melted.
  3. Take mixture and using a small ice cream scoop and forming each ball to about one inch balls.
  4. Dip and roll each ball into the melted chocolate and set on either parchment paper or a cake warming rack for the chocolate to set.

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mummer February 19, 2014
Your instructions state to add honey but it is not listed in the ingredients. How much honey did you add?