Date, chocolate & raspberry bars (made with white beans puree)

Date, chocolate & raspberry bars (made with white beans puree)

Date, chocolate & raspberry bars (made with white beans puree)
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People still talk to me about the very first bar recipe I published in my first book. I truly think I have its twin sister right here, and it’s just as delicious (which is a feat in itself), but this recipe is a bit lighter.

I keep some in my freezer, and I slice a few pieces for myself during the day (or night) for a little energy boost or for a tasty treat.

  • Serves12 to 16
  • Prep time30 mins
  • Timeout2 hours
  • FreezingFreezes well

Ingredients

Dates
  • 100 g of dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cup (200 g) of whole medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup of Graham cookie crumbs
Raspberries
  • 1 cup of canned white beans, rinsed and strained
  • 1/4 cup of frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, melted
Chocolate
  • 100 g of dark chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter

Steps

  1. Line a bread pan (9”x4”) with a plastic wrap. Set aside.
Dates
  1. Melt the butter and chocolate in a double boiler. Set aside.
  2. Puree the dates in a food processor, then add to a bowl. Add the crumbs and mix with your hands. Add the chocolate mix and make a dough.
  3. Add the dough to the mould and press it down into the bottom and shaping it into a flat surface then refrigerate.
Raspberries
  1. Blend all the raspberry ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into the mould and spread into an even layer. Add 2 to 3 frozen raspberries on top and then refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Chocolate
  1. Melt the chocolate and butter in a double boiler.
  2. Pour into the mould and spread into an even layer.
  3. Refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours before slicing.

Tips & tricks

Run your knife under warm water before slicing your bars to avoid cracking the chocolate layer.

 

 

Recipe published on August 19, 2018

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