Super Food Protein Bars

The combination of crunchy toasted seeds, creamy nut butter, chewy millet and dates make this protein bar both energizing and satisfying. There's no need to turn on the oven, this bar sets up in the freezer and can be stored there for up to 3 months, meaning you'll always have a healthy snack on hand.
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 20 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Inactive: 2 hr
  • Yield: 24 servings
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Ingredients

2 cups puffed millet

1 cup mixed toasted seeds, such as sunflower, sesame and pumpkin seeds

1 cup mixed toasted seeds, such as sunflower, sesame and pumpkin seeds 

1/2 cup ground flax seeds

1/2 cup quick-cooking oats

1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

1/4 cup hemp seeds

2 tablespoons chia seeds

2 teaspoons maca root powder, optional

10 pitted medjool dates (about 1 cup)

3/4 cup almond or sunflower seed butter

1/4 cup raw cacao or cocoa powder

1/4 cup extra-virgin coconut oil

1/4 cup brown rice syrup

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

3/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

  1. Line a 13-by-9-inch pan with parchment paper and set aside. In a large bowl combine the millet, flax seeds, oats, coconut, hemp, chia and maca if using. 
  2. Roughly chop the dates and add to a food processor with the almond butter, cacao, coconut oil, brown rice syrup, 4 teaspoons water, the vanilla extract and salt, and blend until combined. Add to the dry mix and mix until completely combined. Press evenly into the prepared tray and freeze until completely cold and firm, 2 hours. 
  3. Remove and slice into 24 1-by-2-inch bars. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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