Dark Chocolate Seedy Energy Oat Bark is made with gluten-free oats, healthy fats and tons of sugar-free dark chocolate.
They are HERE babes! The Dark Chocolate Energy Oat Bars are finally here on the blog and I am happy to say, I’ve spent the morning eating them before and after my morning hike. I’ve been teasing you all week with these beauties and you all went flip-flop for them. Likely because I was posting them at all times of the day, cause I was eating them all the time. I could not stop eating them, these oat bars are easily my favorite new thing to eat. They are so flavorful, easy and don’t leave me on a sugar high, cause I use dates in the crust and no sugar in the dark chocolate topping.
I ate way too many of these dipped into Pearl Butter cause well, honestly adaptogenic coconut butter is heaven and these bars are hitting the these are really not dessert, are these just energy bars that I can eat all the time, type of thing. I use a lot of healthy fats, in the crust plus some of my favorite adaptogens to keep my blood sugar stable and for the extra, cause you all know I love myself my adaptogens.
These oat bars sorta of happened…
I was making some fat balls/energy bites and then decided to turn them into bars. I then topped them with melted CBD dark chocolate and then froze them. I then drizzled coconut butter over them and cut them up. I mean they weren’t gonna even make it to the blog but they were so good, I couldn’t resist to share them with you all on Instagram. As you know I have a HUGE sweet tooth and while the cravings have gone down since I dropped processed sugar a few years ago, I now crave dark chocolate with nut butter or coconut butter cause well it is the perfect combo.
These are pretty darn healthy, but they are also crazy insanely good. These Dark Chocolate Energy Oat Bars are gluten-free, soft, chewy, and honestly taste amazing both straight out of the freezer or when you leave them out a little for them to hit that fudge like a type of oat bar.
WHAT YOU NEED FOR THESE DARK CHOCOLATE OAT ENERGY BARS
1 1/2 cup of oat flour, see note
1/4 – 1/2 cup of collagen peptides, I like using Vital Protein
1/4 cup of coconut oil
1/4 cup of sunflower seed butter
2 T of ground flaxseeds
1/2 cup of pitted dates, see note
1 tsp of cinnamon, he shou wu
1 cup of dark chocolate, I like using CBD chocolate from Thera Treats
1/4 cup of coconut butter to drizzle
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO FOR THESE ENERGY BARS
In a food processor add the following, the pitted dates, the coconut oil, sunflower seed butter, and pulse until smooth. Then add the ground flax, oat flour, collagen peptides and the cinnamon + he shou wu. Pulse until combined. In a parchment paper lined baking pan, scoop the dough into the pan and smooth out with a spatula. Place in the freezer for an hour. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler, and pour over the dough and then pop back into the freezer for another 15 minutes. Drizzle the coconut butter. Remove, cut and wrap into individual easy to grab and go snacks or you can just put them in a big glass tubberware and reach for one every time you want a snack.
Grab the gluten free oats and pulse in your blender or food processor until it turns into a flour.
Soak the dates in warm water if they are dry until they soften about 10-15 minutes, drain the water.
If you want you can add chopped nuts, seeds into the crust, or even sprinkle nuts and seeds on top of the chocolate. It is awesome.