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brownie energy bars

No Bake Superfood Dark Chocolate Brownie Energy Bars + video

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!
Course Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo Friendly, Snack, Vegan
Keyword brownie energy bars
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 squares
Calories 234 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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!

Nutrition Facts
No Bake Superfood Dark Chocolate Brownie Energy Bars + video
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 128
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.2g22%
Carbohydrates 26.9g9%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 18.2g20%
Protein 4.5g9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.