Dark Chocolate Cherry and Chia Energy Bars

Ingredients
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped dark chocolate
  • ¼ cup raw pepitas
  • 1 cup peanut butter, sunflower seed butter, or other nut butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup dried tart cherries
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, chia seeds, dark chocolate, and pepitas. Stir to combine.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the nut/seed butter, honey, vanilla, and the salt. Stir until smooth. Pour the butter and honey mixture over the oat mix and stir until evenly coated. Then stir in the cherries.
  3. On a baking sheet using a 2-3" cookie cutter, press the energy bar mix into the cutter and press firmly. Continue until the mixture is gone.
  4. Place the energy bars in the refrigerator until firm and then transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.
Author: Shaina Olmanson
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Recipe by Food for My Family at http://foodformyfamily.com/recipes/dark-chocolate-cherry-and-chia-energy-bars