1/2 cup dates, chopped

1/2 cup almond butter

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup cocoa powder

2 chipotle peppers in adobo (or dried chipotles)

2 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla extract  

1/4 chocolate chips

pinch of salt



In a small bowl, cover chopped dates with warm water and let soften for 15-20 minutes. Drain.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To the bowl of a food processor, add dates and pulse a few times to break down. Then add almond butter, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and chipotles, turn processor on until well combined.

In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs, vanilla and a pinch of salt. Add date mixture to eggs and mix until well incorporated.

Fold in chocolate chips.

Spread mixture out in 8×8 baking dish, lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.