An energy bar with walnuts, dates, and chocolate, and a bit of fresh ginger for spice.
1 cup walnuts
1 1/4 packed cup of dates
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2-1 tsp freshly grated ginger, peeled
Place all ingredients in a food processor except chocolate chips and blend well. Add in chocolate chips and blend a bit more until a consistency capable of forming and molding is reached.
Mold into whatever shapes you desire.
I made the traditional rectangular shape with a knife and some patience. The balls were formed much easier, as I used a tablespoon measure to scoop up the mixture and press to form a spherical shape. Letting them set in the fridge for a bit helps to make them easier to shape.
Store in a sealed container in the fridge. They should last quite a while.