Earlier this week, Katie posted a recipe for German Chocolate Fudge Bites. No sugar, no flour and no butter? I was immediately intrigued, considering I'm eating only plant-based foods this week. I headed over to Whole Foods and picked up the ingredients to make the bites. Within about twelve hours they were all gone. They were delicious. At first I thought that they might taste like a Larabar (which I love, but wanted something richer) but they were definitely rich and full of cocoa. Nice work Katie!
Once I had a few I got to thinking about what they tasted like and finally it came to me - these bites have the same fudge taste as my all-time-favorite Chocolate Raspberry Luna Bar. I have been dying to figure out how to make these Luna Bars at home for awhile. With Katie's recipe inspiration, I got to work and came up with a recipe that tastes pretty darn close to my beloved Luna Bars.
Chocolate Berry Squares
1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
2 T unsweetened shredded coconut
2 T unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 t vanilla
3/4 cup berries (if frozen, thaw first) - I used a frozen assortment of raspberries, blueberries and strawberries
1/4 c pecans or walnuts
Mix all ingredients together in a Magic Bullet or food processor. I recommend a food processor because my Bullet just couldn't handle all the hard chomping. Give everything a good mix once your done processing it. At this point, I shaped them into little squares, but you could do balls or bars, too.