Chocolate Chia Almond Bars

by Jen on January 9, 2017

These Chocolate Chia Almond Bars are the perfect bar for snacking! No bake, paleo, refined sugar free, gluten free, vegan, dairy free.

Chocolate Chia Almond Bars! A healthy no bake snack. Paleo, dairy free, vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free.

Since switching our house to a low carb, high fat way of eating, I’ve cleaned out the pantry and thrown out a bunch of store-bought snacks for the kids.

I used to buy different granola bars and cookies for them to take to school or to have as a snack when they were home. I tried to look for “healthier” choices, but really, when you read the ingredients, there is no “healthy” store-bought snack on the grocery shelves (unless you’re buying whole foods like vegetables, ¬†fruits, cheese, eggs, etc.)

Now, I make all of my kid’s snacks. No more store-bought crap!

Of course, a no bake recipe is perfect when you don’t have the time to turn on the oven and bake something. It’s also nice to mix it up and not be serving them muffins all the time.

Chocolate Chia Almond Bars. A healthy snack idea. Paleo, dairy free, vegan, refined sugar free, gluten free.

My boys absolutely loved these Chocolate Chia Almond Bars!

These bars are so easy to make. You just throw everything in your food processor and whirl it together. Then press in a pan and let set in the fridge. I ordered THIS food processor a few months ago and use it all the time – it’s awesome!

I decided to use almonds instead of peanuts (which were in the original recipe I found here) since peanuts are a legume, not a nut. I’m sure they would be great with cashews as well!

Easy, peasy, healthy! My kinda snack.

Chocolate Chia Almond Bars

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: 8 squares

Serving Size: 1 square

A healthy and simple snack idea! Vegan, Paleo, dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted, whole dates
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp natural creamy almond butter
  • 1/4 cup raw almonds
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2 Tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in your food processor and processes until all the ingredients break down and form a pasty mixture. You'll still have little bits of almond which is fine.
  2. Line an 8 x 8-inch pan with parchment paper and press mixture into the pan. It may not fill the whole pan, depending on how thick you want the bars.
  3. Refrigerate for 45 minutes before slicing.
  4. Store bars in refrigerator.

Notes

21 Day Fix: 1 yellow, 2 tsp

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