Vegan Vanilla Espresso Date Energy Bars
These are a bit similar to the coffee bites, but these have vanilla. Plus, maybe you’re way more into rectangles than you all little balls. I mean, spheres? So last season, right? Then why did I include them in this list, you ask? Duh! Maybe you want to be vintage chic. Anyway, check out this easy to make recipe.
- 1 3/4 cups oats
- 1 1/2 cups packed pitted dates
- 1/4 cups coffee beans
- 1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp. unrefined sea salt(optional for enhancing the flavor)
- 1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup(optional for extra sweetness)
Putall of your ingredients into a food processor or high-speed blender and mixuntil it becomes doughy.
Pressthe dough into a square baking pan lined with parchment or wax paper.
Letthem chill in the freezer for a couple of hours.
Cut into bars and enjoy. Be sure to store them either in the fridge, freezer, or an air-tightcontainer