Nutty Chocolate Granola Bar

A party pleaser power packed recipe!

About this Recipe

By: Muneerah Shiraz

This is a delicious treat which is high in good fats, packed with nuts and protein and easy to make!
Enjoy it as a great On-the-go snack, an afternoon Pick-me-up or as a Party pleaser.

  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 2 cup pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp raw honey (optional as the Dates are already sweet)
  • 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Process walnuts in a food processor or Vitamix to a loose meal texture, remove and set aside.

Step 2

Add coconut oil and dates and process to a “dough” like consistency. 

Step 3

Add walnut meal and cacao powder to the dates and process to combine.

Step 4

Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl and add the oats, pecans, almond butter, honey (if using) and stir to combine. Use your hands to really combine all the ingredients well, I applied coconut oil on my hand before mixing so the mixture wouldn’t stick all over my fingers.

Step 5

Once thoroughly mixed, transfer to a parchment paper lined 9×9” pan and spread it out, you want ½” thickness so don’t spread it too thin. If you don’t have the right sized pan use part of a bigger pan preferably square or rectangle shaped. The parchment paper will help lift it out easily so don’t miss this step.

Step 6

Sprinkle the sunflower seeds, press it down firmly with the back of a measuring cup and cover with parchment paper. Freeze for 20 minutes to harden.

Step 7

Lift the parchment paper from the pan and transfer to a chopping board. Cut the bars anyway you like e.g. rectangles, squares etc.

Step 8

Store in an airtight container in the freezer or fridge and enjoy this delicious treat!

 Recipe inspired from Minimalist Baker. 

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