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Raw Vegan Energy Bars

Delicious raw vegan energy bars.
Prep Time20 mins
Refrigerate30 mins
Course: Snack
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Base

  • 1/2 cup flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup nut mix of your choice. I opted for a cranberry cashew trail mix. Alternatively, create your own medley of raisins, nuts & seeds
  • 1/2 cup flaked almonds

Wet Mix

  • 15 pitted dates
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp cacao/cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp water

Additions

  • 4 squares 85% dark choc chopped
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter

Instructions

  • Blend the flaxseed, nut mix, and almonds for about 10 seconds. Be careful not to over-blend the nuts as you want the mix to still be a little crunchy. Scoop out and set aside in a bowl.
  • Add 10 (of the 15) pitted dates, coconut oil, cocoa powder and water to your blender and mix. If the mixture is getting stuck, give it a good stir. Add the remaining 5 dates and blend until properly mixed. If you find your mixture is too dry, add another 1 or 2 tbsps of water.
  • In a large bowl, mix the nut base and the wet mix together, add the chopped chocolate and peanut butter and combine everything with a wooden spoon or with your hands.
  • For bars, transfer the mixture into a small-medium sized baking dish and press it into the dish, making sure it's compact and the mixture lays even and flat. Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes, then cut into bars.
  • For balls, scoop up chunks of mixture with your hands and roll until the bars are compact. This can be a little messy but they taste just as delicious. Refrigerate for 30 minutes then enjoy!