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Heart-Healthy Chocolate Avocado Energy Bars

Heart-Healthy Chocolate Avocado Energy Bars

This Love One Today fresh avocado recipe is another way to make the American Heart Association recommendations part of your healthy lifestyle. These no-bake bars deliver on-the-go energy to help keep you fueled throughout the day.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 cup almonds, toasted, slivered
  • 1 ripe, fresh avocado, halved, pitted and peeled
  • 1/2 cup coconut, shredded
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup raw shelled sunflower seeds

Instructions

  1. Line an 8-inch x 8-inch baking pan with foil leaving a 2-inch overhang. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Process dates, almonds and avocado in a food processor until mixture is finely chopped and sticky.
  3. Add coconut, chia seeds and cocoa powder and pulse until mixture is well combined.
  4. Stir in sunflower seeds.
  5. Press mixture into prepared pan and refrigerate until firm and chilled, at least 2 hours.
  6. Cut into 16 bars and store in the refrigerator.

Prep time: 15 min, plus 2 hr chill time

Nutrition Facts: Serving size 1 bar; Serving Size 45g: Calories 150

% Daily Value* Total Fat 9.0g 12% Saturated Fat 2.0g 10% Trans Fat 0.0g Polyunsaturated Fat 2.0g Monounsaturated Fat 4.0g Cholesterol 0.0mg 0% Sodium 10mg 0% Carbohydrates 17.0g 6% Dietary fiber 5.0g 10% Sugar 11g Added sugars Protein 4.0g Vitamin A 1mcg 0% Vitamin C 1mg 2% Calcium 49mg 4% Iron 1mg 6% Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Folate Potassium 272mg 6% Omega 3 Fatty Acids

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Recipe and photo credit: Hass Avocado Board