Raw Chocolate-Chia Energy Bars - FabFitFun

Raw Chocolate-Chia Energy Bars

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Courtesy of Vegetarian Times

1 1/2 cups pitted dates
1/3 cup raw unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup whole chia seeds, such as ReNew Life Ultimate ChiaLife
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
1/4 teaspoon almond extract, optional
1 cup raw slivered almonds or raw shelled pistachios
Oat flour for dusting, optional

1. Place dates in bowl of food processor; purée until thick paste forms. Add cocoa powder, chia seeds, and vanilla and almond extracts, if using. Pulse until all ingredients are combined. Add almonds; pulse until nuts are finely chopped and well distributed through date mixture.
2. Spread large sheet of wax paper on work surface, and dust with oat flour, if using. Transfer date mixture to wax paper, and use paper to press mixture into ½-inch-thick rectangle. Wrap tightly, and chill overnight.
3. Unwrap block, and cut into 8 bars. Dust edges and sides with oat flour, if using, to prevent sticking. Rewrap each bar in wax paper.

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James Lisbon
James Lisbon

The recipe looks like it could be a good thing for making a healthy snack later on.  It is interesting to consider the benefits of seeds as far as nutrients are concerned.   That being said, I can see how people would want to eat as healthy as possible depending on their situation, so looking into food like this might be a good idea.  http://getchia.com/100-natural-fruit-bars-with-chia-seeds