Like the energy squares at The Merc.
- ½ c almonds
- ¼ c dark chocolate chips
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 c dried apricots, packed
- ½ tbsp natural peanut butter
In a small bowl, microwave the chocolate chips and coconut oil for 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Microwave for additional 15-second increments as needed until the chocolate is melted.
In a food processor, grind almonds into desired consistency (anything from a fine powder to slightly chunky). Pour in the melted chocolate mixture. Process until thoroughly mixed. Pour the chocolate-almond mixture into a small bowl. Set aside.
Add dried apricots to the food processor and grind until it forms a rough paste. Add in the peanut butter. Process until everything is combined and the desired consistency is reached.
Grease a loaf pan. Pour the mixture into the pan. Evenly press down. Note: I used half of the pan for thicker bites.
Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours before cutting. Cut into 1x1" bites. Keep refrigerated to store.