These bars are perfectly healthy, yet indulgent. Add a layer of chocolate on top with a sprinkle of coconut and goji berries to take them to the next level. They are also delicious without any toppings and served as granola bars for a healthy snack. Not only are they healthy and delicious, but these bars are also vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free!

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Chocolate Coconut Oat Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free]

Calories

281

Serves

12

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 3 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds, roasted or raw
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seed butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened or dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup goji berries, chopped
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Preparation

  1. Add dates to a food processor and pulse a few times to chop, without forming a ball.
  2. Add oats, sunflower seeds, vanilla, salt, water, and sunflower seed butter. Process until the ingredients are well mixed and stick together when pressed. Transfer to a 9-inch by  9-inch dish and press to the bottom (making sure it's compact so that the bars don't crumble).
  3. Melt the chocolate- Add it to a bowl and melt it in a microwave for approximately 2 minutes, but a saucepan works as well. You can add a teaspoon of coconut oil if desired to help melt.
  4. Pour the chocolate over the oat bars. Spread evenly. Top with coconut flakes and goji berries immediately before the chocolate hardens to make sure it sticks.
  5. Put the bars in the fridge or freezer for the chocolate to harden before cutting. Cut into 12 bars and enjoy!
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Nutritional Information

Per Serving Calories: 281 | Carbs: 42 g | Fat: 12 g | Protein: 5 g | Sodium: 14 mg | Sugar: 18 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.