Cheesy Chicken Tortilla Tortellini Soup.
I’ve got chocolate covered snacks today!
Surprise, surprise right?
But when in doubt, always go with chocolate covered. Not that I was in doubt or anything. I mean, dipping these bars in chocolate was honestly the whole reason behind making these extra healthy bars. Duh.
I have actually had these dark chocolate dipped crunchy coconut cashew sesame bars (whew) sitting on my computer since before New Years, but for some reason, things like chia pudding and peanut butter chocolate bars got in the way. Well, it’s not that they got in the way (because they are all freaking delicious), it’s more that I was saving these bars for the very right time because, well that’s just what I do. I save favorite recipes until I am ready to share them. And yeah, sorry if you have heard this before, but I feel I need to explain my freakish ways once more.
But hey, at least there is a method for my madness, I’m giving you healthy chocolate bars that you can totally feel good about eating. That’s gotta count for something, right?
So, these bars are basically a bunch of healthy ingredients (but still really great tasting!) piled into a bar. They are gluten-free, vegan and full of healthy fats and protein. Which is obviously why these are acceptable at any given point throughout the day.
Can you say a little chocolate for breakfast? Ahhhh, yes pleeeaase.
See, your Tuesday is already looking up.
The bulk of these bars are a base of cashews, coconut and boat loads of seeds. I chose to use a mix of black and white sesame seeds, flax seeds and hemp seeds. They seemed to be the perfect mix and added just the right amount of CRUNCH to the bars.
Start off by toasting everything to get that delicious roasted flavor. Then just blend together, mix with a little maple syrup or honey, a touch of vanilla and salt, and bake, cut and dip….
Or in my case, double dip. Then drizzle on some more. I just couldn’t help it. You should never go lite on chocolate layers. Just never.
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And now we snack….and snack a lot.
How do you dip them in chocolate? And how do you make them dry without sticking to the paper?
I just use a spoon to flip them through a bowl of chocolate and allow them to dry on the parchment paper. The freezing will prevent them from sticking to the parchment. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
I have made these SO many times! I just love them. Now I’m making them for my daughter who has had to change her diet and will try them today with quinoa!
I am so happy you loved these Carolin! Thank you so much! xTieghan
Just tried these and they are amazing! I’m just wondering do you know how much protein, cards, and fat are in these?
Hi Tyo! I am sorry, I do not know this info. Very happy you loved these!
I can’t stop scrolling through your recipes and can’t decide anymore what to start cooking with 😀 Been following you on IG for long now and always loved your creations but now I love them even more. Thank you for sharing all this goodness with us!
So happy to hear from you!! Thanks for following!!
Hope you love everything!!
Does anyone have a suggestion on how to make these bars stick together? When I cut into squares, they completely crumbled everywhere!
Hey Leslie, did you cut them right out of the oven or once they were cold? Also, did you change anything in the recipe?
What can you substitute for the honey…diabetic.
The honey helps to sweeten the bars and hold them together. Would maple syrup work?
I made these today, added the cinnamon with the vanilla and they are amazing. Do you have any idea of the nutritional breakdown? Thanks for the great recipe!
So happy you loved it! Sorry, but I do not have that info.
What would you suggest to use in place of the coconut flakes, or how to adapt the recipe to make up for the lack of the coconut flakes…
I can only stomach fresh coconut…cannot eat any of those shredded, dried coconut products…
Just leave the coconut out. No biggie! Enjoy the bars!
Thanks for the response…I just wasn’t sure if omitting the coconut would make a difference in how they set-up in the end…Will definitely be trying these…