We’re always on the lookout for economical ways to boost our nutrition around here and although (at least here in New Zealand) chia seeds aren’t exactly cheap, the nutritional density of these bite sized treats makes a little go a long way.
Our recipe is adapted from this one from Wellness Mama (Katie’s a fantastic reference for all things healthy). It is super versatile and can be adjusted to suit different tastes. The recipe we’ve given you is our most favourite. We have also tried almonds instead of chocolate and almond extract instead of vanilla; twas YUM.
Here’s a fast look at what we use to make these yummy treats:
CHIA SEEDS DATES COCONUT OIL DARK-CHOCOLATE VANILLA FOOD-PROCESSOR MIXING BOWL LITTLE PEAS (not necessary, but do seem to make everything taste better)
CHIA SEED BARS
2 c. Chia Seeds
3 c. Dates
1 c. Dark Chocolate chopped into nibbly bits (I usually use half or more of a Whitakers 72% Dark Chocolate bar)
4 T. Coconut Oil
1 tsp. Vanilla
Instructions: In a nutshell, mash it all together and voila!
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