Cacao Chia Energy Bars


  • 1 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup whole chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup slivered almonds


  1. Puree dates in food processor until a thick sticky paste forms.
  2. Add cocoa powder, chia seeds, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Process until well combined.
  3. Add almonds and blend until well chopped and distributed.
  4. Transfer mixture to wax paper and mold into a rectangle or press into a loaf pan to easily create a rectangular shape.
  5. Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate overnight.
  6. Remove from fridge and cut into bars. Wrap bars individually for storage.
  7. This recipe was extremely simple and the results were great, if not better than store-bought bars!

    They are sweet, crunchy, and nutrient dense – the perfect snack!

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