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Raw Cacao Goji Energy Bars

Need some quick raw food energy to get moving in the morning? Or a fast raw food afternoon pick me up? These bars are the perfect thing for that. Tasty, sweet and made with super healthy ingredients, they not only satisfy your hunger, they provide easily accessible, high nutrient energy to get or keep you going.

 

 

Almonds, pumpkin seeds and flax seeds make up the bulk of the recipe. With added goji berries, and cacao nibs, these bars really pack a punch.

We know about the benefits of almonds. They are high in protein, zinc and calcium. Almonds are also a great source of vitamin E magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron. But did you know that pumpkin seeds are nutritional power houses? Considered a super food, Pumpkin seeds are full of magnesium, which keeps bones strong, promotes healthy heart function and supports your nervous system’s function, B┬ávitamins, and are packed with protein! They are also a good source of iron, zinc and fiber!

Golden flax seeds contain 27 cancer preventing substances while also giving you a good dose of omega 3’s, which are great in the battle against heart disease. Goji berries are high in protein, amino acids and are packed with antioxidants. Cacao nibs are partially ground cacao beans, which are the beans that chocolate comes from. Cacao is full of antioxidants and trace minerals and will give you a little pick me up, too!

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87 Comments

  1. CC wrote on August 19, 2012

    Use parchment paper instead of waxed paper on your dehydrator shelves if you do not have Teflex sheets. Cut the parchment paper to size and it can be reused over and over.

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  2. Tami wrote on August 17, 2012

    Wondering if you grind the flax seeds before soaking as I thought they needed to be ground for digesting? Do you drain the water? Can’t wait to try these and your other recipes! Thank you for sharing!!!

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  3. Lizzy wrote on July 27, 2012

    Fantastic looking bars…quick question…what could I use instead of Sucanat?
    Warm regards ;D

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  4. Sarah wrote on February 8, 2012

    Can these be made without a dehydrator?

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    • Susan wrote on February 9, 2012

      Since this is a raw site, I have not tested the recipes in an oven. Cheers!

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  5. Louaine Elke wrote on February 4, 2012

    I would like to know the calories per serving in these bars. They do look and sound mighty good!
    Thanks

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    • Susan wrote on February 8, 2012

      There are a lot of recipe calculators on line. Just google and put in the ingredients. Cheers!

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  6. Pamela Hogan wrote on January 21, 2012

    When it says “reduce heat”, to what temperature do I reduce it?

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  7. Susan wrote on January 12, 2012

    As stated in the recipe, you should be spreading this mixture on a non-stick dehydrator sheet. That would be the sheet you are peeling off.

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  8. Maddie wrote on January 12, 2012

    For Veronica –
    It depends what sheet on your dehydrator you have. I have learned that with MY dehydrator (it’s a cheap one) I have to put wax paper on and grease it (I use EVOO) just because everything likes to stick to the wax paper.

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  9. Emilee wrote on November 10, 2011

    My family loved these bars. ­čÖé I couldn’t finish them soon enough and now they are not happy with only one. They were worth every minute that it took to prepare them. Thank you for sharing your yummy recipe.

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