Chocolate & Sunflower Seed Energy Bars {4 ingredients, no-bake, vegan}

  • Author: Camilla
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 round bars 1x


  • 2/3 cup (packed) dates (see notes for options)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seed kernels (raw or roasted/toasted)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • Optional: pinch of fine sea salt


  1. Grease or spray 6 cups of a standard muffin tin.
  2. Place the dates in a small bowl and cover with hot (not boiling) water to cover. Let stand 10 minutes and then drain.
  3. In a food processor, process the sunflower seeds into a fine flour. Add drained dates; process until blended. Add the cocoa powder, coconut flour and optional salt; process until blended into a cohesive “dough”.
  4. Remove dough from processor and divide into 6 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a ball and press each into a prepared muffin cup. . Refrigerate at least 30 minutes (until firm) before removing from tin).


Storage: Store the pucks in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 2 months. These will keep at room temperature for more than a day, but will get softer.

Dried Fruit Options: Other moist dried fruit, such as raisins or prune can be used in place of the dates. The pucks will have a slightly fruity flavor (like chocolate covered raisins).

  • Category: portable power pucks, snack


  • Serving Size: 1 puck
  • Calories: 131
  • Sugar: 9.6 g
  • Sodium: 6 mg
  • Fat: 5.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18.5 g
  • Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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