Chocolate peanut butter energy bars

A tasty low-calorie vegan snack that is easy to make and doesn’t involve any baking. Great with a cup of coffee!

Chocolate peanut butter energy bars

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Energy Bars – Makes 16

A tasty low calorie treat that is easy to make with no baking
Prep Time 1 hr 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 bars
Calories 203 kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 177 g chopped Medjool dates
  • 240 g smooth natural peanut butter
  • 45 g rolled oats
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 118 g chopped unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 120 g dark chocolate chopped

Instructions
 

  • Soak dates in hot water to cover in a medium bowl for 10 minutes. Drain, reserving the soaking water.
  • Meanwhile, line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving extra hanging over 2 sides. Lightly coat the parchment with cooking spray.
  • Combine the soaked dates, peanut butter, oats and salt in a food processor; process until very finely chopped and starting to clump together. If the mixture seems dry, add a little of the reserved soaking water, 1 tablespoon at a time. Transfer to the medium bowl and stir in peanuts. Spread the mixture evenly and firmly into the prepared pan.
  • Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on Medium until melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Spread the chocolate evenly over the oat mixture. Refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour. Remove from the pan by lifting the overhanging parchment. Cut into 16 squares.

Notes

Nutritional Values

Per serving
203 calories | protein 5.4g | carbohydrates 17.4g | dietary fiber 2.7g | sugars 11.1g | fat 12.7g | saturated fat 3g | sodium 90mg
Keyword energy bars, vegan protein bars