No-Bake Energy Bars are chocolatey, date-sweetened, healthy snacks that are easy to make and travel-friendly. They're packed with whole oats, nuts, and coconut, with a rich, chocolate flavor. Skip the packaged energy bars and make your own!
In a food processor or blender, place DATES and COCOA POWDER together; pulse or blend until it forms into a nearly solid ball in the food processor.
Add OATS, ALMONDS, CASHEWS, PECANS, COCONUT, OAT BRAN, and SEA SALT to date mixture in the food processor.Pulse the food processor in short spurts just until everything is evenly distributed. CAUTION: Do not overmix, as your energy bars may turn out gooey and hard to manage.
Transfer mixture to an 8" by 8" pan. Lay a sheet of waxed paper over the mixture and press it firmly into to compress evenly across the surface. (I like to use a flat meat tenderizing tool).
Place bars in the refrigerator for an hour, or cut into squares and serve immediately. Store the bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator, or at room temperature.NOTE: Refrigerating these bars and eating them chilled will prevent them from becoming sticky.