Remember when I said I was going to play with the recipe for these?
Well, I bring you chocolate date walnut bars!
I was inspired by this purchase from Trader Joe’s:
I was imagining that this powder would be weak, like hot chocolate mix, so I was surprised at how bold it tasted. I added four tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder to the original KERF recipe, but would probably only add 2ish tablespoons in the future.
Instead of raisins, I added about 15 chopped dates. The dates were by bar the best part and I will definitely double this portion when I make these again.
With plenty of coconut sprinkles:
These taste quite different than the plain oatmeal raisin bars, but certainly a fun variation on the original bar.
And when they are fresh out of the oven, the dates nearly melt in your mouth. Mmmmmm….