½ cup seedless, pitless whole dates (unsweetened)

¼ cup raw almonds

3 Tbsp. all natural (no sugar added) chunky peanut butter

½ tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Add the dates to a food processor and process until it forms a thick fruit paste.

2. Remove the paste and set in a separate mixing bowl. Now process the nuts until they are fine, but not to a powder. Mix the nuts, peanut butter, and vanilla extract into the fruit paste until well combined.

3. Press the mixture into a lined dish to form bars to the thickness of your liking. Use your fingers or the back of a spoon to smooth them out evenly. Cover and refrigerate. Cut into bars when ready to eat.