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Chocolate energy bars layered on top of each other.

No-Bake Chocolate Energy Bars

These No-Bake Chocolate Energy Bars are filled with healthy, nutrient dense ingredients like pumpkin seeds, cacao powder, almonds, and shredded coconut! They're a great homemade snack that only take a few minutes to make, and don't require any baking! (The best part!)
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 221 kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • 8x8 Square Baking Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Cup Raw Almonds
  • 6 Medjool Dates Make sure to remove the pit.
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Oil
  • ¼ Cup Cacao Powder
  • ¼ Cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • 2 Rice Cakes

Instructions
 

  • Start by adding almonds, dates, and salt into your food processor. Blend for a couple minutes until it becomes a sticky consistency. You might need to scrape down the edges with a spatula or knife. Once it's done, pinch the mixture between your fingers to make sure the mixture sticks together.
  • Next add your shredded coconut, cacao powder, coconut oil, and pumpkin seeds into the food processor. Blend until chunky. (About 30-60 seconds.)
  • Break apart your rice cakes into larger chunks, and then add them to the mixture. Pulse a couple times until they're broken up, and mixed in thoroughly.
  • Pour the mixture into a 8x8 square baking dish. Press the mixture in until it's packed and even on the top. Place in the freezer for one hour.
  • Once they're set, use a sharp knife to cut into bars or squares. OPTIONAL: Drizzle melted chocolate on top!

Notes

Helpful Tips

  • Use the rice cakes I reccomend. They are very dense and they hold up well in the bars.
  • The chocolate drizzle is optional, but highly recommended. I just melted dark chocolate with a dash of coconut milk.
  • Sprinkle extra shredded coconut and flaky sea salt on top.
  • Do not leave the bars out at room temperature. (Refrigerate or freeze.)
  • Let the bars set for about 30 minutes in the freezer before cutting.
  • You could use silicone bar molds if you have them!
  • When cutting the bars, don't try to remove the entire square from the dish. Cut the bars in the dish and carefully remove them one at a time.
  • Cut the bars into rectangles or squares! I usually cut mine into squares because they're very filling.

How to store leftovers

After I cut them into squares or bars, I place them into an air tight glass storage container. If your baking dish comes with a lid - even better! You could also store them in the refrigerator, but I prefer them frozen!

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 5gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 61mgPotassium: 277mgFiber: 4gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 22IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 52mgIron: 1mg
Keywords chocolate energy bar, homemade chocolate energy bar, no-bake chocolate bar, no-bake dessert
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