Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Energy Bar broken in half on white surface

Dessert

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Energy Bars

9 Squares

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 35 minutes

Diet Style

HF
LS
V

Tools You'll Need

  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Food Processor
  • Mixing Bowl
  • 9x9 Baking Dish
  • Whisk
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp vegetable oil or cooking spray
  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsalted peanuts
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds, unsalted and shells removed
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, unsalted and shells removed
  • 20 pitted dates
  • 2 eggs
  • Small pinch of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven

    Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. Grease baking dish

    Lightly grease a 9x9 baking dish with oil or cooking spray and line the bottom with parchment paper.

  3. Chop

    Place the oats, peanuts, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, and dates in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.

  4. Pulse ingredients into paste

    Add eggs, salt, and vanilla. Pulse until it becomes a coarse chunky paste.

  5. Add chocolate chips

    Place mixture into a mixing bowl and add chocolate chips.

  6. Mix

    Using a wooden spoon or lightly floured hands, mix in the chips.

  7. Transfer to baking pan

    Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking pan and spread evenly, use your hands or the back of spoon to gently press down to an even layer.

  8. Bake

    Bake for 35 minutes, or until firm and golden.

  9. Cool and cut

    Cool and cut into 9 bars.

  10. Store

    The bars can be stored in an airtight container for a week in the refrigerator or a month in the freezer.