These crowd-pleasing, quick, and easy bars are packed with protein, antioxidants, fiber, and omega-3 fats. They travel well, so they’re perfect for school, backpacking, and just about any outdoor activity.
Gluten Free, Vegan
- Place dates in a food processor and pulse until well chopped. Add almonds and hazelnuts and pulse until chopped, but a few large pieces remain. Remove cover and make a circular trough in the mixture with the back of a small spoon.
- Place chocolate pieces in a small bowl over hot but not boiling water. Stir until melted. Carefully pour melted chocolate into prepared trough in date-nut mixture. Replace cover and pulse a few times, until just combined.
- Scrape mixture onto a cutting board and form a rough rectangle. Cut into eight equal pieces. Combine hemp and chia seeds on a small plate. Mold each of the cut pieces into evenly shaped bars, warming mixture with your hands. Press bars gently into seeds to coat. Place on a small tray, cover with plastic, and refrigerate for about an hour, or until very firm. Once firm, bars may be individually wrapped and kept at room temperature.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Protein 6g 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
PER SERVING: 297 cal, 14g fat (7g mono, 3g poly, 4g sat), 0mg chol, 6g protein, 39g carb, 6g fiber, 0mg sodium