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Vegan date energy balls

These delicious and healthy chocolate peanut butter bars are simple to make and perfect to take with you on the road. Make ahead of time and have a quick snack for when you're on your way out the door. Pairs really well with coffee in the morning as well
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no bake, oat bars, snack, vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 153kcal
Author: Maria

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 20 pitted dates
  • cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons soymilk
  • ½ teaspoons vanilla
  • small pinch of salt
  • cup of semi sweet chocolate chips (check for dairy free)

Melted peanut butter topping

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp coconut oil (or vegan butter)

Instructions

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

  • In a food processor, blend the dates and oats first for about 10 seconds.
    1 cup oats, 20 pitted dates
  • Add in everything except the chocolate chips and process for 15 seconds
    ⅓ cup peanut butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, 3 tablespoons soymilk, ½ teaspoons vanilla, small pinch of salt, 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • Add in chocolate chips and process for 5 seconds
    ⅓ cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Either press into an 8x10 pan to make the bars or take a tablespoon and roll into balls. After melting the peanut butter topping, drizzle over the balls or bars. Place in a freezer for 10 minutes for the bars/balls to set. Then store in the fridge

Melted peanut butter topping

  • Melt peanut butter and coconut oil in a sauce pan on low heat. Stir while it melts. Drizzle over the bars
    1 tsp coconut oil, ⅓ cup peanut butter

Notes

You can also use almond butter
Add in your favorite nut for more texture. Roll these in hemp seeds for added Omega 3's. 
Store in an air tight container in the fridge. 
These bars are great to make at the beginning of a busy week. Just make sure to store them in your fridge. Then you will always have a delicious snack on hand for when you head out the door.
Feel free to add any nuts and seeds of your choice. These are also good if you roll them in hemp seeds. This adds some amazing omega 3’s.
If you’d like an amazing treat at the end of the day, pop these bars into the oven for 10 minutes, or until they’re warmed up. Put the warmed up, goey bars into a bowl and top with some vegan ice cream. My GOD, this is about as good as it gets.
If your dates are dried out, soak them in some hot water for 10 minutes.
If you don't like peanut butter, feel free to use any other nut butter like cashew butter, almond butter or tahini.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Vegan date energy balls
Amount per Serving
Calories
153
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
8
g
12
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
1
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
48
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
218
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
19
g
6
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
10
g
11
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
18
IU
0
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
22
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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