I wanted to mix things up a little this week (literally!) with a fun, no-bake recipe that’s so easy to make!

I’m loving creating videos on wellness and mindset – but sometimes, you just need a yummy, better-for-you treat, that’s satisfying and nutritious.

These husband-approved bars (see his hand sneaking in to grab one at the end!) are super-tasty, “the perfect balance of salty and sweet”, per said-husband, and a snap to whip up.

They’re a great replacement for store-bought granola bars that tend to have junky or questionable ingredients – plus, you can easily swap out the nut butter, pecans, or even the shredded coconut with other nuts/seeds you prefer.

Let me know in the comments: are *you* going to try these this week? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

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FIRST UP | The Video


NEXT UP | The Recipe

You’ll find links to recipe ingredients or kitchen tools marked in bold text within the recipe.

Note: These are great whether cut into 8 bars, or 16 squares. See the Notes section at the bottom of the recipe for nutrition info per serving for 1 of 8 bars. Nutrition info calculated via nutritiondata.self.com.

Chocolate-Coated Pecan Bars

Chocolate-Coated Pecan Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Chill Time: 60 minutes | Yield: 8 bars

Ingredients

    For the Bars:
  • 1 cup chopped, pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup creamy, salted peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons collagen peptides
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Scant 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
    For the Chocolate Coating
  • 1, 3.5 ounce dark chocolate bar (73% or higher)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients (except chocolate and coconut oil) to a food processor.
  2. Pulse 8-10 times, until mixture sticks together.
  3. Press mixture into an 8×8 greased baking pan. Be sure it has a little give, such that you can push on the bottom of the pan to loosen what’s inside of it. Alternatively, line the pan with parchment paper before pressing in the mixture.
  4. Using whatever method you prefer (double-boiler, microwave, nonstick pan over low heat), melt chocolate together with the coconut oil, and whisk to combine.
  5. Pour melted chocolate over contents of the baking pan, spreading evenly with a spatula to coat.
  6. Chill at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.
  7. Using a kitchen knife, carefully go along the edges of the pan to loosen.
  8. Turn the chilled contents of the pan out onto a cutting board, chocolate side-down.
  9. With a large knife, carefully cut into 8 equal-sized bars (or 16 smaller squares).
  10. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7-10 days.

Notes

Serving Size: 1 bar | Fat: 20.6g | Carbs: 23.4g | Fiber: 4.8g | Net Carbs: 18.6g | Protein: 6.4g

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