Goji Chocolate Energy Bar

This year I’m trying to be healthier and more money savvy and since energy bars bought from the store are ultimately bad for you and expensive, I decided I would make my own energy bars. Also we all know we could use a lot more energy in our day. So this recipe is for all those active people who are tired during the day or just need a pick-me-up.

Ingredients: 1/2 cup cashews, 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, 1/2 cup classic planters peanuts, 1/2 cup sunflower nuts, 6 dried apricots, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1/4 cup agave, 1 Tbsp rice flour, 1/4 cup sweet cacao nibs, and 1/2 cup dried goji berries. topping: 4 squares 72% cacao dark chocolate

Heat oven to 350 degrees

In a food processor pulse together the cashews, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, and sunflower seeds until crumbly (but not a powder). Add the apricots (pulse a few times more but leave texture).

Switch to a mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients excluding the dark chocolate.

Grease a 8×8 pan and spread the mixture into it.

Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool.

While the bars are cooling, bring a sauce pan of water to a boil and start melting the 72% cacao. Drizzle on top of the bars, let cool again, cut and enjoy!

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