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I can say with complete honesty that this is one of the simplest recipes I have ever created. These 3-ingredient bars take less than 10 minutes to whip up (not counting optional refrigeration before cutting), and they are loaded with naturally occurring nutrients, as well as delicious flavors!

3-Ingredient Energy Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients You Need for 3-Ingredient Energy Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

  • 1 1/2 cups Medjool dates, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup nuts/seeds of choice
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or raw cacao nibs
  • a pinch of sea salt (optional)

How to Prepare 3-Ingredient Energy Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place dates in a food processor and process until they begin to form a paste. Add in the nuts/seeds and continue to process until everything is evenly combined (you may need to scrape down the sides of the processor a few times). Add in the chocolate chips and optional sea salt, and pulse just until they are evenly incorporated.
  3. Pour the dough out onto the parchment-lined baking sheet, and form the dough evenly into a compact rectangle, about 1/2-inch thick. Place dough in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from refrigerator and slice into 10 bars. Enjoy!
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*These bars are best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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