In the Marley Kitchen: No-Bake Apricot Chia Energy Bars
If you are looking for an easy snack that offers a powerful boost, try my No-Bake Apricot Chia Energy Bars. The are delicious and full of healthy fuel.
-1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
-1 cup dried apricots
-2 Tablespoons chia seeds
-¼ teaspoon cinnamon
-1 cup raw pumpkin seeds/pepitas
-2 Tablespoons dark chocolate chips (use vegan, if desired)
-Line a 8x8 or 9x9 square pan with wax or paper.
-Place dates, apricots, chia seeds and cinnamon in a food processor. process until the ingredients forms a large ball.
-Break up a little with a spatula, add pumpkin seeds to the mixture in the food processor, and pulse until there are small chunks of the seeds.
-Break up the mixture once again then add the chocolate chips and pulse a few times to slightly break and distribute the chips.
-Press the mixture into the prepared pan. You can cover the top with more paper and press an equal sized pan to roll the top with a glass to flatten completely.
-Refrigerate for 30-45 minutes, then slice into bars or squares.