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5 from 1 vote

Millet Chocolate Energy Bars

Magnesium-rich and bathed in chocolate, these millet bars are the best choice for a pre-workout energizing snack!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 8
Author: The Awesome Green

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry pitted dates soaked into purified water for at least 30 mins
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 cup mixed nuts and seeds I used walnuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup puffed millet
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • For the chocolate sauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cacao butter
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 4 tbsp almond milk
  • you can use melted vegan chocolate chips instead if you don't have all the ingredients above
  • To garnish: unsweetened desiccated coconut

Instructions

  • Drain the pitted dates and add them into the food processor together with the coconut oil and almond butter, then pulse to obtain a puree.
  • Add the mixed nuts and seeds, and pulse one or two times to incorporate.
  • Transfer the mixture into a bowl, then add the puffed millet and mix to incorporate.
  • Line a baking pan (I used a 6''x10'' one) with parchment paper, then transfer the mixture into the pan and spread it evenly.
  • In a small sauce pan melt the coconut oil and cacao butter, then add the cacao powder and almond milk, and mix to incorporate.
  • Pour the chocolate over the nut and millet mixture, sprinkle with desiccated coconut and set aside to cool.
  • Cover with a plastic foil and freeze for at least one hour before slicing and serving.
  • Keep in the freezer for up to one month.

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