Dark Chocolate Nut and Seed Bars

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Dark Chocolate Nut and Seed Bars

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Recipe Data

16
Servings
20min
Prep
4hr20min
Total

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    Description

    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. 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Ingredients
    Serves 16
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    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

    Directions

    1. Line an 8x8x2-inch baking pan with parchment paper, extending paper over edges of pan; set aside.

    2. Place dates, almond butter, honey, and vanilla extract in food processor. Cover and process until smooth.

    3. Transfer date mixture to a large bowl. Fold in almonds, pistachios, pepitas, quinoa, and chia seeds. Press into prepared pan.

    4. 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.

    5. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Using the edges of paper, lift uncut bars out of pan. Cut into 16 bars.

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    420 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 27g
    • Cholesterol: 0mg
    • Sodium: 35mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 45g
    • Protein: 9g

    Daily Values

    0%
    Iron 20%
    0%
    Calcium 10%
    0%
    Vitamin D 0%
    0%
    Potassium 10%

    Recipe Source:

    Balance February 2019