The weather this week has been dark and drizzly here in Vancouver so I took full advantage and started with creating some Fall recipes. First up – my Healthy Chocolate Fudge Oat Bars.
I’m really sad to see Summer go this year but at the same time Fall always brings a refreshed and exciting energy.
You can expect to see lots of baking, root vegetables, pumpkin, caramel, apples and spices on the blog this Fall!
This recipe was in-part inspired by the Starbucks Chocolate Fudge Oat Bars. Of course my version is dairy free, created with all natural whole food ingredients and contains no additives.
These bars are really simple to make and pair fantastically with a cup of tea or coffee. They were a hit here at my house as a mid-morning snack and as a treat. These bars are also way better than many energy bars you find on the shelf. You could wrap these bars individually and enjoy them on the go.
If you are looking for a decadent coffee treat that is also Starbucks inspired to go with these delicious bars check out my Salted Caramel Pumpkin Spice Latte. It is dairy free and contains all natural whole food ingredients.
4 Tbsp Warm Water (more or less 1 tbsp at a time until dough sticks)
Chocolate Fudge Topping Ingredients:
20-30 Pitted Super Soft Medjool Dates (Depending on the size - large is best)
3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp Maple Syrup (or 8-10 Drops Liquid Stevia)
1/2 Cup Flaked Coconut
Pre-heat your oven to 350F.
Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. Enough so that it is covering all sizes and hanging over the edges.
Place all crust ingredients into your food processor and pulse until completely mixed. Dough should stick together at the touch.
Place dough into your baking dish and press down evenly.
Place all chocolate fudge ingredients into your food processor and blend until completely smooth stopping to scrape down the sides.
Using a spoon and your hands (it is super sticky) spread chocolate fudge over your crust.
Tip - If your fudge is being dramatic place your chocolate fudge and oat bar crust in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. This will make both easier to work with.
Press coconut down on top of your chocolate fudge layer.
Place in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes. Then turn your oven to broil for 2 minutes to toast your coconut.
Remove dish from the oven and let sit untouched for 10 minutes.
Using the parchment paper as handles remove your bars intact and place on a cooling rack until completely cool.
Once cool all the way through cut into bars and enjoy.
DAMY Members - 1 bar can be used as a mid-morning snack once or twice per week (if you are not 5lbs from a goal or event). This can also be used as a great treat option.
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Amy Layne is the Co-Founder of DAMY Health Online & The Healthy Rebel App. She is a Holistic Nutritionist and Coach specializing in lifestyle transformation, goal-realization and living your best life overflowing with abundance and self-love. She is also the creator of the world famous Bikini Body Program, 21 Day Vegan Cleanse Challenge, author and original whole-food recipe creator. Amy is passionate about guiding others to a light and freedom-filled life. Have Amy be your guide today!
“The thing I love most about DAMY is that you don’t have to count calories. I was driving myself crazy day in and day out logging caloric intake and burn. There were days where I would eat even if I was not hungry because I had not taken in enough calories. DAMY alleviates that stress and lets you focus on eating clean, healthy food without the guilt. The recipe variation is good and the desserts are simply amazing! The hardest part for me was choosing which treat to have each week!”