Sweet Treats…Ayurveda-Style

Love chocolate? So do we. Did you know chocolate can be a nourishing part of your diet? The yogic health science, called Ayurveda, offers insight into how sweetness can bring balance into our life. Check out this sweet (!) video to learn more and try the recipe below to taste for yourself…

Chocolate Ojas Bars

Base Layer

5 Medjool dates, pitted

1 cup raw pecans

1/2 cup raw almonds

2 Tbsp coconut oil

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp cardamom

Chocolate Layer

1/2 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup cacao powder

3 Tbsp maple syrup

Optional Toppings

Chopped nuts

Coconut flakes

Chopped dried fruit (Mango, cherries, cranberries, etc)

Chopped crystalized ginger

Dried edible flowers (lavender, rose)

Line the base of an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper.

In a food processor, pulse together the base layer ingredients until the mixture starts to stick together and form a ball. Press the base layer into the bottom of the prepared pan.

Using a double boiler, melt the coconut oil over simmering water, then add cacao and maple syrup. Stir to combine, then pour over prepared base layer. Sprinkle your choice of toppings over the chocolate layer. Get creative!

Chill for at least 2 hours, then cut into squares. Bars will keep, refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.