Raw Chocolate Date Granola Bars

Raw Chocolate Date Granola Bars

Recipe by Summit Natural Health CentreCourse: SnacksDifficulty: Easy
Servings

15

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking timeminutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups quick oats

  • 5 Medjool dates, pitted

  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds

  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

  • 3 tbsp ground flax seeds

  • 2 tbsp whole flax seeds

  • 1 tbsp ground chia seeds

  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

  • 1 tbsp raw Honey

  • 1 cup raw chocolate chips

Directions

  • Coat a 9×13 or 11x 13 glass dish with coconut oil.
  • Soak dates in enough water to cover them for approx. an hour. They need to be soft enough to form a paste in the food processor.
  • Once soaked place dates along with 3 tbsp of date water, vanilla and coconut oil in food processor and blend until a thick paste forms. Add water 1 tbsp at a time as needed and scrape down sides of processor as required.
  • Mix all other ingredients except for chocolate chips and honey in a large bowl.
  • Once well combined add date paste and mix until all of the oat mixture is moist. 
  • Add honey and mix to combine, next add chocolate chips.
  • Press into glass dish and refrigerate to set. Makes 15 bars.