Five-ingredient cinnamon pecan chia bars are naturally-sweetened and easy to make in the food processor. They're date-based, cinnamon-spiced, and make a healthy, vegan snack.
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Cinnamon Pecan Chia Bars

Five-ingredient cinnamon pecan chia bars are naturally-sweetened and easy to make in the food processor. They’re date-based, cinnamon-spiced, and make a healthy, vegan snack.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 225kcal
Author Alyssa

Ingredients

  • 12 pitted Medjool dates (roughly 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces
  • 1/4 cup almond butter (see note)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  • Line a 9"x5" loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside. You'll want the parchment paper to overhang on two opposite sides so you'll be able to easily pull the bars out of the pan when it's time to slice.
  • Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor.
  • Process until all ingredients are just about evenly dispersed, stopping to scrape down the sides with a spatula several times throughout. It will be done when its consistency holds its shape when you press on it.
  • Turn out mixture into the prepared loaf pan and press firmly into a block with about 1/2" thickness. The mixture won't take up the whole pan - just press into however much you'd like.
  • Refrigerate pan for at least 45 minutes, or until the mixture has hardened some and will slice cleanly.
  • Slice into 8 bars and store in the refrigerator. Bars will stay for several weeks.

Notes

You'll want to use a creamy, no-stir variety of almond butter here. I've found the more natural varieties have more oil and can make these bars a bit oily. If that's the only kind you can, you can use that kind, however I'd stir it up really well to disperse the oil as best you can. You still may need to blot the bars with a paper towel to absorb any oil given off, but they will still be delicious.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4.3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 5.7g | Sugar: 24.6g | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.1mg