No-Bake Magnolia Snack Bars

Oats, medjool dates and sunflower seed butter make these little bars powerfully satiating. On top of their impressively clean ingredients list, this snack is easy on the environment and vegan-friendly.

No-Bake Magnolia Snack Bars

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No-Bake Magnolia Snack Bars


  • 1 cup dried, pitted medjool dates
  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup hemp hearts
  • 1/4 cup tablespoons pepita seeds
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seed butter or nut butter of choice
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1-4 teaspoons water, as needed
  • Optional toppings:
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 100% dark chocolate bars
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 tablespoons pepita seeds


  1. Lightly grease or line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil, remove from heat, and soak the dates for 15 minutes.
  2. Drain well, and add to a food processor. Pulse in a food processor until sticky, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add in oats, shredded coconut, hemp hearts, pepita seeds, sunflower seed butter, coconut oil, vanilla and spices, and pulse until fully combined, about 30 seconds. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time, checking between each addition to see if the mixture is sticky.
  4. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  5. For the topping:
  6. Over a double broiler, melt the chocolate and coconut oil.
  7. Spread over the pan’s contents, and immediately top with coarse salt, pepita seeds and shredded coconut.
  8. Return to the refrigerator to set for another 20 minutes.
  9. Cut with a knife and serve, store in the refrigerator.
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