In my quest to make healthy snacks for my family I came across this recipe many times: http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/08/12/hot-fudge-brownie-larabars/. The dates made me tentative to try it at first because I always thought of them as giant raisins. I was looking for a bar recipe to try and this popped up. "Hot Fudge" caught my eye, there wasn't a laundry list of ingredients, and the picture looked appetizing enough that I thought I would give it a try. I have a 7 cup food processor which is small and it all fit in at once. I put the dates in first and pulsed them until they were chopped. I then added the rest of the ingredients and blended it until it was pretty fine/mixed. The recipe direction said "feel free to experiment" and gave a few ideas, so I halved the amount of walnuts and added cashews. I put 3 tablespoons of cocoa and added 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. I put the mix in a plastic Ziplock bag to form the bars, just sort of mush them into a rectangle, and to store them.