Dr. Dawna Ara, DACM

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Cherry Marcia Bars: Cherry, Chocolate, Chia, & Vanilla Bars for a Tasty & Convenient Snack

I love this version of my homemade chia bar. You seriously can't go wrong when you combine chocolate, cherries, chia seeds and vanilla. These are really easy to make and convenient to travel with. You can take them when you're out and about and need a quick snack, or take a batch with you to work and store in the fridge. No need to be tempted by office donuts. Now you have your own super duper delicious and HEALTHY snack. Oh and the kids love them too!

  • 1 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup of soaked and peeled almonds
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup of dried cherries (no sugar added)
  • 6 pieces of dark chocolate (about 1/3rd of chocolate bar)
  • 3 medjool dates
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • Dash of sea salt

Combine all your ingredients in a food processor.

Pulse a few times and process until desired consistency is achieved. See the photo below.

Press mixture into an 8 x 8 pan and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before slicing.

Cut into 2 x 4 inch bars.

Store in the refrigerator in a glass air tight container until ready to eat. 


Yum! :-)

About Dr. Dawna Ara, DACM
Dr. Dawna Ara is an acupuncturist, herbalist, functional medicine practitioner, a mom, wife, writer, foodie and nature lover. She teaches her patients how to live a healthy lifestyle.