Chia trail mix bars combine all of your favorite trail mix flavors in a hearty and chewy snack bar. Customize these date-based bars with your favorite ingredients for a healthy snack your whole family will love.
Prep Time 10minutes
Total Time 10minutes
8whole pitted Medjool dates
1/2cupnuts,such as walnuts, almonds, pecans, or a combination
1/4cupCascadian Farm Organic Oats & Honey Granola
1/4cupdried fruit,such as dried cherries, dried cranberries, etc.
1tbspplus 1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Add all ingredients to the bowl of a food processor and process in 15-20 second bursts or until the mixture is cohesive and holds its shape well when you press into it. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to incorporate all of the ingredients.
Lay down a sheet of plastic wrap and turn out mixture onto the center. Place another sheet of plastic wrap over top and press mixture into a rectangular shape around 1/2"-thick. Press into the sides to ensure no scraggly pieces become separated.
Wrap the rectangle tightly with the ends of the plastic wrap sheets and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until it has firmed up well. Slice into eight bars, storing bars in the refrigerator.
These trail mix bars are best stored in the refrigerator so they hold their shape very well. They'll be fine at room temperature, just a little more malleable.