No Bake Chocolate Almond Bliss Bars

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2015 Kids Recipe Challenge Winning Recipe: 2nd Place! 

Kasey, from Toronto, submitted this recipe. A no bake snack is a perfect way to get kids started in the kitchen. The natural sweetness of dates makes these extra tasty. You’ll get a protein punch with the nuts and seeds to keep you going. 

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: N/A

Makes: 12 bars


  1. Place in the freezer for about 2 hours for a chewy textured bar.
  2. You can also make these into bite size balls. Use 1 Tbsp (15 mL) of the mixture to roll into balls, the kids will love helping out with these!


Large flake oats

¾ cup (175 mL)  

Pumpkin (pepita) seeds

½ cup (125 mL)  

Hemp hearts (seeds)

¼ cup (60 mL) 

Sunflower seeds

¼ cup (60 mL) 

Pitted Medjool dates

1 ½ cups (375 mL) 

Almond or other nut butter  

½ cup (125 mL) 

Cocoa powder  

3 Tbsp (45 mL) 


1 tsp (5 mL)  


  1. In a food processor, pulse together oats, pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts and sunflower seeds until fine and crumbly.
  2. Add dates, nut butter, cocoa powder and vanilla and process until mixture forms into a ball.
  3. Press mixture evenly into an 8 inch (1.5 L) baking dish. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting into bars to serve.
Nutrition Information per serving (1 bar): 

Calories: 242 kcal

Protein: 6 g

Fat: 13 g

Carbohydrate: 33 g

Fibre: 6 g

Sodium: 3 mg


Last Update – June 15, 2017

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