Cocoa Avocado Energy Bars







Step 1

Brush an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with vegetable oil and line with parchment paper, leaving a 3-inch overhang. Lightly brush the paper with oil.

Step 2

Process the dates and cocoa powder in the bowl of a food processor until mixture is finely chopped and sticky.

Step 3

Add the almonds and process until well mixed. Add the avocado, coconut, chia seeds and honey. Pulse until mixture is well combined.

Step 4

Add sunflower seeds and pulse a few times just to incorporate them. Press mixture into prepared pan and refrigerate until firm and chilled, at least 2 hours.

Step 5

Cut into 16 bars, wrap in parchment paper and tie with twine, if desired. Store bars in the refrigerator.


  • 1 cup pitted dates, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup almonds, toasted and slivered
  • 1 avocado, halved, pitted and peeled
  • ½ cup coconut, shredded
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup raw shelled sunflower seeds
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