First, remove the pits from and soak 10 medjool dates in hot water for at least 5 minutes.
12 small, 6 large
10 medjool dates, pits removed & soaked in hot water 5 minutes
1 cup almonds
2 tbsp flaxseeds
1/4 tsp pink Himalayan salt
2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup coconut flakes
1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/2 tsp cardamom seeds or powder
Use Vitamix or other blender or food processor to slowly blend all ingredients together, on low-medium speed, pressing down very carefully with a spoon or other tool (be sure not to touch the blade). Once well blended, press them into a pan or Tupperware container. I used a 4-cup Tupperware, about 5" x 9 1/4". Chill in refrigerator for at least two hours, cut to your desired size and enjoy! These are an excellent granola bar alternative.