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Posted by: jakinnan | February 22, 2013

Chocolate Chia Energy Bars

CHIA BARS

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 c pitted dates
1⁄3 c cocoa powder
1⁄3 c whole chia seeds
1⁄2 t pure vanilla extract
1⁄4 t pure almond extract
1 c slivered almonds or pistachios
  oat flour

Notes

Per bar:
195 calories. 5 grams protein, 8 grams fat, 31 grams carbohydrates, 2 mg sodium, 7 grams fiber, 22 grams sugar.

Notes:
Use raw cocoa powder and raw nuts for a different taste.

Instructions

Using a food processor puree the dates until a thick paste forms. Add in the cocoa powder, chia seeds, vanilla and almond extract. Pulse until everything is combined. Add in the nuts of choice and pulse quickly until finely chopped.
Rip off a large piece of wax paper and lay on your counter. If desired dust with oat flour to control stickiness. Using a spatula scoop out the mix and place on the paper. Using a second piece of wax paper on top to flatten to 1/2″ thick. Wrap tightly in the sheet of paper and chill overnight. Unwrap and cut into 8 bars. Dust with more oat flour to keep from being sticky. Wrap in plastic wrap or more wax paper.

Courtesy of trailcooking.com

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