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Vegan German Chocolate Energy Bars

Ingredients

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  • 2/3 cup Old Fashioned Oats

  • 1/3 cup Steel Cut Oats

  • 1/2 cup vegan protein powder

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates, soaked in water for about 30 minutes

  • 1/2 cup pecan halves

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • water as needed

 

Directions

1. Place both kinds of oats, protein powder, cocoa powder, and coconut in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the chopping blade. Process until everything is ground into a fine powder.

2. Drain dates well and add to the bowl along with pecans, coconut oil, vanilla, and salt. Process until dates are broken down and mixture comes together in a dough ball.

3. Add additional water by the teaspoon if dough seems too firm. It should be a bit sticky.

4. Scrape the dough onto a sheet of parchment paper or a silpat baking mat.

5. With your hands or a rolling pin dusted with cocoa powder, shape dough into a large square, about 1/2-inch thick.

6. Wrap the rolled-out dough in plastic wrap and let chill in the refrigerator to firm up, for about 2 hours

7. Cut into 12 equal pieces and wrap each piece in plastic wrap or parchment paper.

8. Store bars in the refrigerator for 5 days, or up to a month in the freezer.

 

Notes

Adapted from My Darling Vegan.

See http://cravingsomethinghealthy.com/vegan-german-chocolate-energy-bars/ for more pictures and info.

 

Courtesy of:

Anne Danahy, MS, RDN, LDN

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 bar

Servings Per Recipe: 12

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 150

Total Fat 7 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 114 mg

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Total Carbohydrate 14 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 6 g

Protein 10 g