They’re really just kind of perfect.
There are lots of reasons to obsess over these bars, friends. First and foremost, it’s peanut butter and chocolate, which is obviously delightful. They are sweet (but not too sweet) and surprisingly rich, so a little goes a long way when it comes to satisfying a chocolate craving.
But wait, there’s more!
They contain chia seeds which are the best plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids on the planet plus they’re extremely filling and provide sustained energy for hours at a time. On top of their insane deliciousness and health benefits, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chia Bars are also incredibly simple to make—I’m talking 10 minutes of hands-on prep, tops and there’s a fighting chance that you already have most of the ingredients for them in your kitchen.
Get on board.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chia Bars
Yields: 12 squares
1 packed cup pitted, whole dates (about 14)
1/3 cup organic peanut butter (I used creamy)
1/4 cup organic peanuts
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
Place all the ingredients in your food processor and process until the ingredients break down and become a cohesive mixture. The consistency of the mixture should hold together when you press it together. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and press mixture onto it, leaving your desired thickness. Refrigerate for at least 45 minutes before slicing. Store bars in the refrigerator.