No-bake chocolate chia energy bars.  

In the realm of wholesome snacking, few treats embody the perfect balance of indulgence and nutrition quite like no-bake chocolate chia energy bars.  

Components:  

– 1 cup rolled oat – 1/2 cup almond butter – 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup – 1/4 cup cocoa powder

Components:  

– 1/4 cup chia seed – 1/4 cup dark chocolate chip – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – Pinch of salt

In a large mixing bowl, combine the rolled oats, almond butter, honey or maple syrup, cocoa powder, chia seeds, dark chocolate chips, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Stir until all the ingredients are well incorporated and form a thick, sticky dough. 

Line an 8x8-inch baking dish with parchment paper, leaving some overhang on the sides for easy removal later. Transfer the dough mixture into the prepared dish and press it down firmly and evenly using the back of a spoon or your hands. 

Place the baking dish in the refrigerator and chill the mixture for at least 1-2 hours, or until it has hardened and set. 

Once the mixture is firm, remove it from the refrigerator and use the parchment paper overhang to lift the bars out of the dish. Place them on a cutting board and slice into individual bars or squares using a sharp knife. 

Serve the no-bake chocolate chia energy bars immediately, or store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. Enjoy them as a quick grab-and-go snack, a pre-workout boost, or a guilt-free indulgence whenever your sweet tooth strikes. 

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