Breakfast · Desserts · Vegetarian

Apricot Chia Bars

Don’t be discouraged by the long list of ingredients in this recipe, if buy them and you follow my blog, you will find plenty of recipes to use the remaining nuts and seeds. I have them in my cupboard so I will find a use for them later

Easy to make, raw, all natural, rich in protein, calcium, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, sweet and tasty … here is how an energy bar should be made


1/3 cup of raw sesame seeds
2/3 cup of raw cashews
1/3 cup of  chia seeds
2/3 cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
12 dates (about 1/2 cup)
25 dried apricots (about 1 cup)
1 tbsp of  cacao butter or coconut oil
2 tsp of vanilla extract
4 tsp of orange zest ( grated orange peel)
1-2 tsp of orange juice
1/4 tsp of salt


  • In a food processor  start by blending the chia seeds for 20 seconds or  until they get somewhat powdery.
  • Add all the rest of the ingredients except the coconut and blend until creamy (this will take several minutes)
  • Add the coconut and hit the pulse button a few  times to mix.
  • Spread and flatten the dough on parchment paper to 1 inch thick.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Cut into bars or squares.


Store in the fridge in an airtight container


28 thoughts on “Apricot Chia Bars

  1. These look amazing!! I want to make them right away, but I can’t have caffeine. Are there any suggestions you can make to substitute for the cacao butter? Thanks!


  2. Cacao does NOT contain caffeine. It does contain Theobromine, which can excite some people, but is a different chemical entirely. The whole cacao-caffeine thing is a myth. 🙂


  3. Im so excited to make these for my kids! But do you think it will make a difference if I leave out the nuts entirely? We have allergies. What do you think about substituting with extra seeds, including sunflower seeds?


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