by Olena

Superfood Chocolate Bars

by Olena

Superfood Chocolate Bars

Did you know you can make dark chocolate at home?! All you have to do is combine equal parts of cacao powder, coconut oil and maple syrup on a stovetop and then freeze => coconut oil fudge. That chocolate already is a step above store bought organic dark chocolate, which is a step above Hershey’s and Cadbury.

But these superfood chocolate bars sweetened only with dates, full of superfoods like coconut oil, chia seeds, cacao powder and coconut flakes are so 2020.

Superfood Chocolate Bars Close-up

I decided to see what happens if I use dates instead of maple syrup and it so worked! If you love dark chocolate and coconut oil, you will love this treat and healthy chocolate coconut balls too. And chia seeds make it so crunchy. Tastes almost like toffee dark chocolate bar.

Just pulse the dates, coconut oil and cacao powder in a food processor or a powerful blender for a minute. Not more. You don’t want a paste.

Overhead view of food processor with whole dates, cocoa powder. Right side mixed ingredients

Add coconut flakes, chia seeds and salt. Quick pulse. Pour into prepared baking dish and freeze for 30 minutes. Done.

At first Alex said too much coconut. Last night he ate 3 pieces and couldn’t stop. I eat 1 piece and am so full because of all those healthy fats.

Mixed ingrients in food processor; Superfood Chocolate Bars in baking pan

These superfood chocolate bars keep so well in the fridge or freezer for a long time. And if you are a lover of carrots, check out my carrot cake truffles – you can have them for breakfast.

Superfood Chocolate Bars cut up into square in dish

Superfood Chocolate Bars

Superfood chocolate bars recipe with only 6 ingredients. Full of healthy fats, antioxidants and naturally sweetened with dates treat.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 16 bars
Author: Olena



  • Line 8" x 8" baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a food processor or powerful blender, add coconut oil, cacao powder and dates. Pulse for 30 seconds, scrape the sides of the bowl and process for another 30 seconds. The consistency might look chunky and a bit of oil separation is OK. Generally, you are looking for a jam with chunks texture here (pictured above).
  • Add coconut flakes, chia seeds and salt, and pulse in short intervals just enough to combine. Transfer to a prepared baking dish, level with spatula (oil on top is fine) and freeze for 30 minutes. Remove chocolate bars holding by the parchment paper flaps onto a cutting board and cut into 16 squares.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 6 months.

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    Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

    My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

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    Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

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    Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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    1. These are excellent bars…so healthy and yet tasty at the same time. I add 2 TBS. of finely ch. toasted walnuts and 2 Tbs. of hemp hearts at the end. We all love these bars that are guilt free. Make sure the dates are not to dried out or spritz a bit of water on them, cover and give them a 30 sec. microwave to soften.

    2. Hey. How are you? I tried this recipe and it come amazing..everyone loves this.. I tried your many recipe and all comes awesome.. Thank you for sharing you recipe with us.. Just amazing recipes i got..and i just love lve love your frappuccino recipe..thank you… Stay blessed and share more recipes..! :)?????☺️☺️

    3. Love this recipe! My kids are obsessed with those chocolate bars! and its so easy to make! It never crossed my mind that I could make my own dark chocolate. Such a great idea. Thank You!

    4. Dear Olena! So pleasant to meet you almost in-person! I am from Ukraine as well, have two grown up boys. My husband Mike (Misha) and I live in Texas and if you guys are ever decide to travel south we are willing to host… LOL I just love your site allot and the recipes are so easy and delicious! The first time i made those chocolate bars – i put a bit too much coconut oil and had to come up with extra ingredients: walnuts and dried cranberries and a bit of mint… WOW! that was a huge success! I made a very thin layer and cut it on no more that inch (finger food size) squares… Visiting your site every day… Thanks for sharing

      1. Hi Lena! I love getting comments like yours! Sometimes I wonder if people even read my blog…LOL. That’s so sweet of you! We are out of diapers now so I might invite myself over to your home.:) Thank you so much for your kind words and please feel free to leave me a comment anytime. It’s just me and my kitchen most of the days. And a couple of crazy kids.

        1. Olena, good to find your reply (on my reply, LOL)… How old are your kids now? What does Alex do besides trying all your dishes? Where is your guys parents live now – Calgary? We have several friends living in Calgary and have visited Canada many times… Lets stay in touch. [email protected]

          1. My boys are 8 and 4. Alex is into computers.:) My parents are in Canada and Alex’s parents still back home. Wow, not many people from Texas come to Calgary although I see many similarities between those too LOL. For sure, come and talk to me here. I’m often lonely in my kitchen.:)

    5. My chocolate cravings usually begin in the afternoon and I tend to find myself reaching for the unhealthiest of treats to get my sugar hit. However, this is about to change as I will be recreating your superfood chocolate bars.. I love how healthy yet delicious they are. Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to try it!

    6. I had no idea I could make dark chocolate at home! What a brilliant tip – thank you! And these bars – OOOH these bars are stunning – the fact they are so full of goodness means I can get my chocolate fix – guilt free!

      1. LOL. You are funny. I’m making circles around my fridge and talk myself out of having more than 1 per day. It works so far because they are so filling.

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