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Toasted Coconut Chia Bars

Toasted coconut chia bars made with seven simple ingredients. Loaded with complex carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats, these chia bars are the perfect pre-workout snack, especially for runners.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 208kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add shredded coconut into a sauté pan over medium heat to toast. Toss consistently until the coconut shreds are golden in color.  This should take about 5 minutes or so. Just be sure to watch carefully because you don't want the coconut to burn. Remove from heat and allow coconut to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Add cooled toasted coconut, dates, brown rice syrup, chia seeds, almond butter and chocolate chips into the base of a food processor and process until fully combined and starting to form a ball of dough. If the mixture seems a little dry and isn’t really sticking together or forming the ball, add water (up to 1 1/2 Tablespoons). Process again and the ball should form.
  • Remove dough from the processor and press into an 8-inch loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Place loaf pan in the fridge for 30-60 minutes to let the bars set up. Cut into 6 bars and store in the fridge until ready to enjoy. They should last up to one week.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 9mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g