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Spiced Chocolate Chia Energy Bars

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bars 1x


  • 2 c dates, pitted
  • 1/4 c cashews
  • 3/4 c pecans
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, melted
  • 3 Tb cacao
  • 2 Tb chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp clove (optional)


  1. Line a square, 8x8 dish with parchment paper. Add dates to a food processor or high-powered blender. Blend until the dates start to resemble a paste.
  2. Add cashews, pecans, and coconut oil and continue blending until the nuts have broken down somewhat and the mixture begins to form a cohesive paste.
  3. Slowly add the cacao, chia seeds, and spices. You can use your food processor or blender to incorporate these ingredients or mix in by hand using a spatula (my preferred method).
  4. Transfer the date mixture to the square dish. Use a spatula or another piece of parchment paper to press the date mixture to all sides of the pan and smooth it out.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes before slicing into bars. Store in the fridge and serve cold - they'll get crumbly at room temp!


  • Serving Size: 1 bar