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Front view of a stack of 4 energy bars on a folded piece of parchment paper.

No-Bake Hemp Chia Energy Bars

  • Author: Ashley Melillo
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These healthy no-bake energy bars are loaded with healthy ingredients like hemp seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts and oats. Try them for a quick breakfast, snack or dessert! These bars are gluten-free, vegan and have no added oil or sugar.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup (100 g) rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) pepitas
  • ½ cup (70 g) raw walnuts
  • ¼ cup (42 g) hemp seeds
  • ¼ cup (44 g) chia seeds
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cups (about 400 grams pitted) packed, soft pitted medjool dates
  • ½ cup (75 g) raisins
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free chocolate chips, optional

Instructions

  1. Add the oats, pepitas and walnuts to a food processor and process into a gainy flour, if there are a few larger chunks or full seeds remaining that’s ok.
  2. Add the chia seeds, hemp seeds, cinnamon and nutmeg and process for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the dates and raisins and process until it forms one big ball of thick and sticky dough.
  4. If adding, chocolate chips, add those now and pulse a few times to mix throughout.
  5. Line a 7-8 inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Transfer the mixture to the pan, and use your hands to press down into the pan. If the mixture is sticking to your hands, wet them slightly to repel the stickiness of the dates.
  6. Transfer the pan to the freezer to set for 1 hour.
  7. Once set, remove the large bar from the pan by lifting up the parchment paper. Slice into squares and store in the fridge or freezer.

Notes

It’s important to use soft and moist dates in this recipe. If your dates are dry or you’re unsure if they’re soft enough, soak them in hot water for 15 minutes then drain well before using in the recipe. If your raisins are quite dry, you can soak them with the dates as well.

If you don’t have chia seeds, increase amount of hemp seeds to 1/2 cup. If you don’t have pepitas, increase walnuts to 3/4 cup. Amounts of pepitas, walnuts, hemp seeds and chia seeds are somewhat flexible. You’ll need 1 1/4 cups total between the 4 but I’d recommend keeping the walnuts to at least 1/2 cup not exceeding 1/4 cup for the chia seeds.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freezer for up to 3 months. Okay at room temp for a day or two if taking to-go. They’ll just start to get soft and squishy, so keep cool if possible!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 194
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 5 g

Keywords: hemp seed bars, chia seed energy bars, no-bake chia bars