Chocolate Peanut and Oat Energy Bars
 
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These Chocolate Peanut and Oat Energy Bars are completely raw, completely delish, and completely begging for you to make them!
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Recipe type: Dessert/Snack
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Medjool dates (approx 11-12)
  • ¾ cup whole rolled oats {gluten-free if necessary}
  • ½ cup peanuts (I used dry roasted & unsalted) or raw almonds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp PB fit + 1½ tbsp water, stirred and ready to go
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips {vegan if needed}
Instructions
  1. If your dates still have their pits, be sure to remove them!
  2. Process dates and peanuts in food processor until chopped medium fine, about 20 seconds.
  3. Add rolled oats, chia seeds, hemp seeds, PB Fit/water, vanilla extract, and sea salt. Process another 20-30 seconds or until ingredients are finely chopped and well blended.
  4. Line an 8×8 dish with plastic wrap, I used two layers for extra strength.
  5. Place ingredients into dish and spread evenly while pressing down firmly to form a flat even top. I added another layer of plastic wrap on top and used a narrow metal spatula to help press down the mixture firmly and evenly.
  6. Once the bars are pressed evenly into the dish, add the mini chocolate chips on top, spread evenly and repeat process using spatula to firmly press chips into nut and oat bars.
  7. Refrigerate 1-2 hours before cutting to get cleaner cuts, or add to freezer for 30 minutes to speed up process. Once cut, I wrapped each of mine individually so they were ready to grab and take with me for a great energy snack!
  8. Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 140 Fat: 6.4 Saturated fat: 2.2 Unsaturated fat: 3 Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 18.5 Sugar: 12 Sodium: 57 Fiber: 2.4 Protein: 3.5 Cholesterol: 0
Recipe by Lemons and Basil at http://lemonsandbasil.com/chocolate-peanut-and-oat-energy-bars/