No-bake Energy Bars - vegan and gluten free
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No-Bake Energy Oat Bars

Perfect bars to grab on the go, stash for an emergency snack, or endulge in with tea. Toddler friendly (without the chocolate)!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free, no bake, nut-free, soy-free, vegan
Servings: 18 bars
Calories: 110kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 10 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions

  • Combine oats, dates, peanut butter, and blackstrap molasses in a food processor. Process until a dough consistency forms.
  • Roll out the mixture on a silicone pad or parchment paper. Press firmly as you roll, this will help the bars to hold their shape. Form a square approximately 9” x 9”.
  • If adding chocolate, set up a double boiler to melt the chocolate chips. Then pour on to the rolled out mixture and spread it equally.
  • Sprinkle the hemp seeds on top of the mixture (with or without the melted chocolate).
  • Transfer to the refrigerator to allow everything to set, for around 15 minutes. Remove and cut into approximately 18 bars. These can be stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal