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.

INGREDIENTS

-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)

DIRECTIONS

-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.

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