Pecan Superfood Energy Bars

Superfood Pecan Energy Bars

Submitted by: Sonja and Alex Overhiser, A Couple Cooks

The whole family will love these superfood pecan energy bars. They’re simple and nutritious, making them a perfect on-the-go snack!

Ingredients

  • 15 Medjool dates (9 ounces)*
  • 1 cup raw pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Place the dates in the food processor and process or pulse until they are chopped and a rough texture forms. Then, add the remaining ingredients and process for a minute or so until a crumbly dough forms.
  3. Line a baking sheet or jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Dump the dough into the center of the parchment paper and use a rolling pin to roll it into a rectangle that is 6” x 10.5”. Cut the dough into 14 bars that are 1.5” x 3” or into a desired shape.
  4. Bake the bars for 30 minutes (this step helps to make the texture more dry and less sticky). Cool the bars to room temperature, then store refrigerated in a sealed container between sheets of wax paper.
  5. To package them for on-the-go snacking: cut out 4” x 6” rectangles of wax paper, wrap them around the bars, and secure them with tape.

Nutrition facts

Calories

150

Fat

7g

Sat Fat

.5g

Sodium

35mg

Carbs

23g

Fiber

3g

Protein

2g

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