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Chocolate Coconut Chia and Oat Bars (no-bake, vegan, GF)

Into the Vita-Mix went:

*2 Tbsp chia seeds that I ground well first
*Then I added 4 Tbsp of shredded coconut (mine was sweetened because that’s all I had)
*1 Tbsp Maple Syrup
*1 Tbsp Agave
*Dash Vanilla
*2 Squares of the TJ’s Dark Chocolate 73% bar(Or, 2 Tbsp Choco Chips/Carob Chips/Cocao Nibs would all work)
*2 Tbsp Oats (afterthought because they were really soupy so I needed something to dry them up)
*Blended til everything’s incorporated

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Blended ingredients for Chocolate Coconut Chia and Oat Bars

Put into a freezer container

Ingredients in clear container

And here’s the up close drool shot

Close up of blended ingredients

And another

Close up of Chocolate Coconut Chia and Oat Bar ingredients

And after sitting in the freezer a few hours, here ya go, squared off and dusted with powdered sugar.  Totally omittable but makes it look pretty.  A sifter would be nice, but just a massive sugar dump worked perfectly well ’round here.

Chocolate Coconut Chia and Oat Bars after being frozen and topped with powdered sugar

I also find that rolling things into balls is a total PITA (playing with balls is always a PITA to me, but that’s another topic for another blog).  So squares work in this casa.  It all tastes the same, right!

Cut Chocolate Coconut Chia and Oat Bar on plate with powdered sugar

And then I jazzed up Scott’s world by making a shallow grave in a mound of banana softserve and burying a Chocolate Coconut Treat

One Chocolate Coconut Chia and Oat Bar over Banana Softserve

He loved it.

Overhead of bar with softserve and whipped cream

Have you ever tried or do you like chia seeds?

 

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