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 bars in the freezer for about 2 hours for a chewy texture.
  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) 

Medjool dates, pitted

1 ½ cups (375 mL) 

Almond or other nut butter  

½ cup (125 mL) 

Cocoa powder  

3 Tbsp (45 mL) 

Vanilla extract

1 tsp (5 mL)  


  1. Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.  Clean all countertops and equipment used for food preparation.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together oats, pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts and sunflower seeds until fine and crumbly.
  3. Add dates, nut butter, cocoa powder and vanilla. Process until mixture forms into a ball.
  4. Press mixture evenly into an 8 inch (1.5 L) baking dish. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting into bars to serve.  Store in the fridge at or below 4ºC (40ºF).
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 – March 21, 2024

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