Vegan, raw, tasty, and oh-so-delicious, these bars are top notch for satisfying your hunger. Enjoy as a snack for a good, healthy boost of protein.
Makes 16 Bars
- 1/2 cup Medjool dates pitted and packed
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup hemp seed butter
or other natural nut butter
- 2 cups raw oats gluten-free
- 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup raw hemp seeds
- 1/4 cup raw cashews
- 1/2 cup goji berries
- 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
- 1/4 cup cocoa nibs or vegan chocolate
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. salt
Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Soak pitted dates in 1/4 cup water for at least 30 minutes. Transfer soaked dates and water to a blender and blend until the dates form a smooth paste.
Pour date paste into a large bowl. Add the hemp seed butter and mix until well combined. Fold in the remaining ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
Transfer to the prepared baking dish and spread evenly. Flatten top.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until bars set up. Cut into 16 squares and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Nutrition facts per serving: Calories 174; protein 6 g; fat 12 g; carbs 17 g.