Use Date Syrup to Sweeten These Healthy Cake Bars

Chocolate Chip Brownies
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A little sweet treat every now and again is a great way to boost your energy and your mood. If you seek out treats that are high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats, you will receive a great nutritional boost as you enjoy your afternoon pick-me-up. Check out this super simple recipe for tahini, dark chocolate, and date syrup bars—they are ready in half an hour and will be stored in a sealed container for up to two weeks.

Ingredients (to make 12 bars):

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of plain flour
  • 1/2 cup of sunflower oil
  • 2 tablespoons of tahini
  • 2 tablespoons of dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon of date syrup
  • 1/3 cup of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the warm water, chia seeds, and tahini together to form a thick paste.
  3. In another large bowl, sift the flour and oats together.
  4. Stir the chocolate chips through the flour mix.
  5. Stir the date syrup into the tahini mix.
  6. Combine the wet and dry mixtures, adding a little more water to loosen if needed.
  7. Stir in the sunflower oil, until you have a thick, wet batter.
  8. Pour the batter into a greased and lined cake tin, 10 inches x 10 inches.
  9. Bake in the oven for half an hour, until set.
  10. Allow to cool before slicing into portions and serving.