No Bake Superfood Brownie Energy Bars

No bake superfood brownie energy bars packed with pistachios, pecans, walnuts, chia seeds, coconut and dried fruit! Topped with dark chocolate and sea salt. The perfect nutritious healthy dessert.

Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
40 mins

I’m sitting here watching the latest season of Stranger Things, staring at photos of these brownies and thinking how much I absolutely adore them. I’ve made them at least 10 times within the past month and still can’t get enough.

So I’ll just get this out now:


brownie energy bars

So what happens when a bunch of my favorite superfoods, healthy nuts, dates and cocoa powder come together?

Magical NO BAKE FUDGY CHOCOLATE ENERGY BITES that taste exactly like brownies!

I swear it’s true.

brownie energy bars in a pile

BTW sorry for writing in all caps a few times. If anything it should just relay my excitement for you to try these amazing brownies. They’re packed with simple ingredients like:




goji berries

chia seeds


cocoa powder (or cacao!)

and dark chocolate on top with a little sea salt. 

brownie energy bars in a stack

They’re impossible not to love yet healthy enough to enjoy for an afternoon snack. I love having them on hand for a healthier, nutritious dessert.

See how to make the no bake brownie energy bars:

I swear to you, everyone who tries these LOVES them!

brownie energy bars

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More healthy no bake recipes to try:

Coconut & Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bars

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No Bake Salted Tahini Cookie Dough Fudge

Sea Salt Cashew Butter Chocolate Protein Bars

5-minute Protein Peanut Butter Energy Bites

No Bake Superfood Dark Chocolate Brownie Energy Bars + video

4.74 from 15 votes
no bake brownie energy bars
Course Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo Friendly, Snack, Vegan
Keyword brownie energy bars
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Serves 8
No bake superfood brownie energy bars packed with pistachios, pecans, walnuts, chia seeds, coconut and dried fruit! Topped with dark chocolate and sea salt. The perfect nutritious healthy dessert!


  • For the bars:
  • 1 cup packed pitted Medjool dates
  • ¼ cup raw walnuts
  • ¼ cup raw pecans halves
  • ½ cup shelled pistachios, divided
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (or cacao powder)
  • 1 tablespoon melted virgin coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup goji berries (or dried cherries)
  • 1 tablespoon warm water, if necessary
  • For the topping
  • 1.5 ounces 85% dark chocolate (vegan, if desired)
  • To garnish:
  • 1 tablespoon shelled pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon goji berries
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
  • Maldon sea salt, for sprinkling on top


  1. Add dates, walnuts, pecans, only ¼ cup of pistachios to the bowl of a food processor. Process until chunky. 
  2. Next add in unsweetened shredded coconut, chia seeds, cocoa powder, coconut oil and vanilla extract. Process again until mixture is chunky and slightly clumping. If mixture is dry, add 1-2 tablespoons of warm water.
  3. Next add in remaining ¼ cup pistachios and goji berries and pulse again a few times until pistachios are slightly chunky. Add mixture into a 8x4 inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper, pressing evenly towards the sides of the pan.
  4. Add dark chocolate to a small saucepan and place over low heat until melted. You can also microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between until chocolate is fully melted and smooth. 
  5. Pour over the bars, tilting pan so that the chocolate covers the bars evenly. Garnish the bars with 1 tablespoon of the following: pistachios, goji berries and crushed pecans.
  6. Place bars in the freezer for 30 minutes-1 hour to harden. Once ready to serve, sprinkle with Maldon sea salt then cut into 8 squares. Store safely covered in the freezer for up to 1 month. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you want you can keep the melted dark chocolate off the top. They are still incredibly delicious!

Servings: 8 squares
Serving size: 1 bar
Calories: 234kcal
Fat: 14.2g
Carbohydrates: 26.9g
Fiber: 6g
Sugar: 18.2g
Protein: 4.5g

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