8 oz dates (if dates are on the dry side add 2 Tbsp. water and soften in microwave for approx 1 min.)
2 oz almonds
2 oz cashews
2 oz coconut
1 oz cocoa
1 oz 95% Lindt chocolate
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Place dates, vanilla and cocoa in food processor and puree. Remove to a bowl. Put all nuts, coconut and chocolate in food processor and chop into small pieces. Add to date mixture and mix until completely incorporated. At first the mixture will be very sticky but it will come together into a manageable ball. These can be formed any way you prefer. They can be pressed into a pan and cut into bars. OR Formed into balls or logs. Store in refrigerator.
Note: these are made with 50% dates. The other 50% can be made up from any kind of nuts or dried fruit (just make sure if using dried fruit that there is no added sugar).