Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with parchment paper, extending paper over edges of pan; set aside.
These nut and seed bars are filled with healthy nuts, seeds, and grains, but still taste chocolaty and indulgent. We love that they have 6 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein.
Servings and Ingredients
|1||(12-oz.) pkg. seeded Medjool dates|
|1 c.||almond butter|
|¼ c.||Hy-Vee honey|
|1 tsp.||Hy-Vee vanilla extract|
|¾ c.||whole unsalted almonds, chopped|
|¾ c.||unsalted shelled pistachios, chopped|
|¼ c.||roasted unsalted pepitas|
|¼ c.||white quinoa, dry|
|¼ c.||Hy-Vee HealthMarket chia seeds|
|2 c.||Hy-Vee dark chocolate chips|
|1 tbsp.||Hy-Vee vegetable shortening|
Things To Grab
- 8x8x2-inch baking pan
- Parchment paper
- Food processor
- Large bowl
- Microwave-safe bowl
Place dates, almond butter, honey, and vanilla extract in food processor. Cover and process until smooth.
Transfer date mixture to a large bowl. Fold in almonds, pistachios, pepitas, quinoa, and chia seeds. Press into prepared pan.
Combine chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH at 30-second intervals until melted, stirring each time. Spread chocolate in an even layer over bars.
Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Using the edges of paper, lift uncut bars out of pan. Cut into 16 bars.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 27g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 35mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 45g
- Protein: 9g