Chunky Monkey Flavored Energy Bars

A Reader Recipe: Chunky Monkey Super Omega-3 Energy Bars

FitSugar reader For the Love of Fiber offers vegan, gluten-free, and kid-friendly energy bars inspired by the Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey ice cream flavor. She shared it with us in our Healthy Recipe group in the Fit Community.

Chunky Monkey Super Omega-3 Energy Bars

Chunky Monkey Super Omega-3 Energy Bars
Makes 12 bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 12 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 cup quinoa flakes
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup milled flaxseed
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs or dark chocolate chunks
  • 1 tbsp. virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

See the full recipe after the break!

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8 x 8 baking pan with coconut oil and set aside.
  2. Place all ingredients, except for cacao nibs into food processor and blend for 1-2 minutes, until mixture becomes similar to very fine (sticky) pebbles.
  3. Transfer to medium-sized bowl and add cacao nibs, and gently combine.
  4. Evenly spread mixture into greased 8x8 baking pan and bake for 30 minutes. Remove and allow to cool before cutting evenly into squares.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 bar

  • Calories: 221
  • Total Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 30 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6 g
  • Sugars: 18 g
  • Protein: 4 g

Visit For the Love of Fiber's blog for more delicious and inventive ideas, and don't forget to share your own recipes in our Healthy Recipe group!

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