Homemade Chocolate Energy Bars

I have been mentioning these bars in a couple posts recently and let’s just say I have to share the recipe. It can be vegan but it is grain free and gluten free.


  • Blend for about 10-15 seconds:
    • 1 cup cashews (I like raw but you can certainly try different types)
    • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (Again I use the raw ones)
  • Add the following and blend until mixed:
    • 3/4 cup chia seeds
    • 16 ounces of pitted dates
    • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
    • 1/3 liquid (straight water, straight honey, straight maple syrup, or a combination. I prefer splitting 1/3 liquid between water and honey)
  • Dump the “dough” onto a lined baking tray. I use a slicone mat to line a jelly pan. You want to flatten it with a spatula until it’s a little more than a 1/4 inch thick. Place the chocolate energy bars in the refrigerator. I find that chilling them over night results in the best bars.
  • Once chilled, slice with a knife (be careful not to scratch or ruin your baking tray/liner) in to small squares. Place into a container, seal, and keep in the refrigerator. One batch lasts me a week.
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