June 21st

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Cocoa-Nutty Squares


This is a grab and go – get me out of the house, nutrition packed square.  I make them for myself and inevitably my kids grab them and go!!!  The great thing about this recipe is that you can change it up,  adding whatever nuts and seeds you have on hand.  Packed with essential fats, protein, complex carbs and fiber,  the  sweetness in these squares is supplied only by pitted dates.


  • 3/4 cup pecans (walnuts or cashews also work)
  • 3/4 cups pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 3 Tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Add pecans to food processor and pulse until nuts are finely ground.
  2. Add dates and pulse until pecans and dates are well combined.
  3. Add sesame seeds, chia seeds and pulse until combined.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and process for 60 seconds.
  5. Transfer into a 9×9 glass dish and place in the freezer for at least 45 minutes.  Cut into squares and store in freezer.  Eat right out of the freezer


Andrea Buckett enjoys a career that has embraced multiple arenas as a diversified food expert; her experience is rich in knowledge about all things food. Founder of Insatiable Food, Andrea has encompassed exciting platforms on television, in writing, recipe development, culinary instructing and food event productions. Combined with a keen eye for food trends and a strong background in homeopathic medicine and nutrition, Andrea’s passion is to inspire others to eat well and live well. Andrea is an active social media user with her Blog Insatiable Food, you can follow her on Twitter & Facebook.


One Response

    KL Peters
    November 3, 2011 at 1:39 pm Reply

    These also appear to be gluten free. Thank you.

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