These are similar to my Chewy Cherry Vanilla Bars, but chocolate! And blueberries too!
Even though I don’t follow a 100% raw diet anymore, my favorite form of chocolate is still cacao powder. Or more specifically Navitas Naturals Cacao Powder. After adding it to my raw desserts and endless blenderfuls of frozen banana, I developed a real affinity for its mild taste. Not roasting those precious little beans makes for a less bitter flavor according to my taste buds. You can use cocoa powder in these bars too though.
Have I mentioned that I love blueberries + chocolate? Well I do…a lot.
It isn’t exactly the peak of blueberry season. Recipe ideas don’t always come to me in the proper season, but sometimes I’m anxious to make them anyways. So I’m using frozen blueberries in these chewy chocolate bars, so you can enjoy them 365 days a year. For a sippable form of the splendid blueberry-cacao combo, try this smoothie.
Chewy Chocolate Blueberry Bars
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 3 ripe bananas
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 3 tbsps cacao or cocoa powder
- Optional: 2-3 tbsps of sugar (depending on how sweet your bananas are and how sweet you like your chocolate treats)
- 1/3 cup frozen blueberries (dried would be good too!)
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Puree the bananas.
- Mix together the oats, cacao powder, and banana puree in a bowl.
- Stir in the frozen blueberries.
- Press into a lined loaf pan.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes at 350F.
- Cool and cut. Or chill even!
I just tried this recipe out and it’s amazing! I did three different flavours (chocolate+walnuts; blueberries; raspberries – all of them sprinkled with little chocolate bits) They’re in the oven right now but I’m sure they’ll come out fantastically!
I will take them with me on my journey to Turkey – to have something to nibble on 😉
I’m pretty sure though that I will be eating all the time :’D
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I love your creativity, all those flavors sounds fantastic! Some sort of snackable bar is a must for traveling in my opinion, but yeah they usually disappear before the trip is even half over in my experience 😀 haha I’m so happy you liked the recipe, thanks so much for trying it and for commenting! Have a great trip 🙂
Do you have any idea how long they might last? I am unsure because of the nanas.. I am asking as I*m planning a 30-day hiking trip and am looking for high-carb vegan foods to take along with me.
Love your recipes by the way 🙂
[email protected] says
Hmmm… I think a week, maybe two weeks tops. For a trip that long I think you might have to go with a date-based bar. I hope you have fun on your trip though, that sounds like an awesome adventure Nora!
Thank you 😉