If your dates still have their pits, be sure to remove them!
Medjool Dates (1 cup)
Peanuts (1/2 cup)
in food processor until chopped medium fine, about 20 seconds.
Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (3/4 cup)
Chia Seeds (1 Tbsp)
Hemp Seeds (2 Tbsp)
Powdered Peanut Butter (2 Tbsp)
Water (1 1/2 Tbsp)
Vanilla Extract (1 tsp)
Salt (1/4 tsp)
. Process another 20-30 seconds or until ingredients are finely chopped and well blended.
Line an 8×8 dish with plastic wrap, I used two layers for extra strength.
Place ingredients into dish and spread evenly while pressing down firmly to form a flat even top. I added another layer of plastic wrap on top and used a narrow metal spatula to help press down the mixture firmly and evenly.
Once the bars are pressed evenly into the dish, add the
Mini Chocolate Chips (1/2 cup)
on top, spread evenly and repeat process using spatula to firmly press chips into nut and oat bars.
Refrigerate 1-2 hours before cutting to get cleaner cuts, or add to freezer for 30 minutes to speed up process. Once cut, I wrapped each of mine individually so they were ready to grab and take with me for a great energy snack!