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5 from 3 votes

Chocolate Tahini Oat Bars

Chocolate tahini oat bars are the perfect sweet treat, but made with wholesome ingredients. Stock up the fridge or freezer and enjoy!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 214kcal

Ingredients

  • 15 medjool dates (pits removed)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 ½ cups rolled oats
  • cup tahini
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • flaky sea salt
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

  • In a *large* food processor (7 cups or more), combine the dates, maple syrup, rolled oats & tahini. Blend on high for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and process on high for 1 more minute. If the mixture separates, scoop the stuff out from under the blades, then pulse it back together 5-7 times.
  • To test if mixture is ready, form a ball in your hand. If mixture forms a ball, it is ready. If it crumbles, add 1-2 tablespoons melted coconut oil and process again.
  • Press mixture into a parchment-lined 9 x 9 inch baking pan. Use a spatula or flat-bottomed glass to press it down very firmly and evenly.
  • Melt chocolate chips in a microwave in 20 second increments (or use a double boiler). 
  • Stir in the coconut oil until smooth, then drizzle over the tahini base. Smooth out with a spatula.
  • Sprinkle with flaky sea salt and sesame seeds.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours until chocolate is hardened and bars are set. Cut into 16 squares and enjoy!

Storage

  • These bars can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week or the freezer for 3 months.

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Notes

** it is important to blend the recipe well, 2 minutes on high at least. Otherwise the base will be crumbly.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.1mg