Leftover Raw Tart Crust or start from scratch:
1 cup soft nut like walnuts, cashews, etc
1 cup hard nut like almonds
6-8 Dried fruit like Dates (Madjool is best) or any other you like
Vanilla or other extract
1 Tbs. cocoa powder or other nutritional powder you like
1 tsp. sweetener, to taste if needed (chocolate can be very bitter!)
Ok... Let's start with the quality of your dried fruit. Some can get mighty dry over time. Almost turning into sugar. If you have a really dry dried fruit, then you will need to pre-soak or hot soak them so they do what they are intended to do.
If they are plump, just use as many as you need to to make the bars sticky.
Add any protien powders, maca or cocoa to your mix. You may need additional sweeteners, as well, if using a powder that is bitter.
Here I am using cocoa powder in leftover crust from a tart.
Blend again, quickly to incorporate.