These bars are full of PROTEIN, easy to TRAVEL with, and have only a few ingredients. They are also easy to MAKE AHEAD of time. Double the batch and freeze what you want to save for later.
- 7 large Medjool Dates, remove pits
- 5 Tbls Hot Water
- 1/2 cup Almond Butter
- 3 Tbls Raw Unfiltered Honey
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 cups Old Fashioned Oats (gluten free)
- 1/4 cup Chia Seeds
- 2-3 Tbl ground Pepitas (raw pumpkin seeds), Macadamia Nuts, and/or Pistachios
1.) Line a rimmed baking dish with parchment paper
2.) Place dates in a bowl with boiling hot water, and soak for at least 10 minutes.
3.) After they are done soaking, place dates into food processor with the soaking water. Blend until it's a thick paste (it will literally be the paste to hold these bars together).
4.) Place the date paste, almond butter, honey, and vanilla into a small saucepan over medium heat, and stir well until it gets melty and well-combined.
5.) In a large bowl, combine oats, seeds, and nuts, and add date mixture until combined.
6.) Transfer mixture to lined baking dish, and pack down evenly (I ususally use a rubber spatula for this).
7.) Put into freezer until set.