CHOCOLATE ENERGY BARS

I came across these delicious energy bars the other day, so thought I’d give them a go.  And I’m SO glad I did, these are scrumptious!!!  I keep half of these in the fridge as snacks and freeze the rest for when I run out.  They are great to curb my rumbling tummy in the afternoon with a cup of Green Tea.

chocolate energy bars

Cooking time: 10-15mins  Serves: 8-10 Bars

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup raw cashews (almonds, walnuts, or hazelnuts all work well too)
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup chia seeds
large pinch of salt
24 pitted  fresh medjool dates
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tsp water

In a food processor, process nuts, seeds, and salt until coarsely ground. Add remaining ingredients and process until the mixture begins to stick together (a clump squeezed in your hand should hold together).

Form into a long brick and chill for 1-2 hours. Slice into bars and wrap. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Enjoy!

Courtesy of The NewVegan Table