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I'm a functional nutritional therapy practitioner, restorative wellness practitioner, certified holistic health coach, and educator. I inspire individuals to take back their health with real food so they can finally get to the root cause of dysfunction and restore wellness within themselves. I reside in Boise, Idaho where I enjoy spending time outdoors, drinking copious amounts of tea, cuddling with cats, and reading good books. 

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Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Pecan Pie Bars

These dark chocolate sea salt pecan pie bars are decadent without being ultra naughty. In fact, they only contain real ingredients and no refined sugars. Plus they're "no-bake" so they're easy to put together. They're sure to be a hit at your office holiday potluck parties. Are those still a thing?


For the bottom layer:

  • 6 medjool dates

  • ¼ cup almond butter

  • ¼ cup chopped pecans

  • 1 tsp maple syrup or honey

  • A splash of vanilla extract

  • A sprinkle of sea salt

For the top layer:

  • ¾ cups semi-sweet dark chocolate chips

  • ¼ cup almond butter

  • A pinch of sea salt

  • ½ cup chopped pecans


  • Start by soaking the medjool dates in warm water to soften them up.

  • Once softened, add them, plus everything else from the list of bottom layer ingredients to a high speed blender or food processor and grind until somewhat smooth (about 2 minutes).

  • Take a 8x8in. baking dish and line it with parchment paper. Spread the base mixture out evenly over the parchment and set aside.

  • Take the chocolate chips and almond butter from the top layer list of ingredients and place over a double broiler until melted together and smooth. Pour over the bottom layer and then sprinkle on sea salt and the rest of the chopped pecans.

  • Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Then cut into squares and enjoy!

Did you make this recipe? I want to hear about it. Tag me on Instagram @realfooeducation and use the hashtag #realfoodeducation.


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