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Chocolate Cherry Rx Bars

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These Chocolate Cherry Rx Bars are a great way to show your love. It’s rich, chewy, chocolatey, and very satisfying. Enjoy the taste (and benefits) of chocolate without any added sugar. What’s more, it’s a fraction of what you’d pay in the store, and it’ll come together in a matter of minutes. Love it!

Why You’ll Love These Homemade Chocolate Rx Bars

Valentine’s Day means chocolate and candy! And honestly, we’re not against it. In fact, I hope my husband gets real chocolate. A great way to show that!

Only 3 main ingredients are needed to make this chocolate Rx bar. Pecan nuts, dates and cocoa powder! Pecans are a great source of protein, healthy fats, and fiber to help keep you feeling energetic and satisfied. increase. Dates are rich in fiber and can help keep your cholesterol levels in check.

So let’s eat pecans, cocoa and dates for the mind.

Materials for making Rx bars

Homemade Chocolate Rx Bar Ingredients:

  • pecan– I used pecans, but walnuts, almonds, or cashews work equally well here.
  • date– We used the most common and widely available medjool dates. You can usually find them in the produce aisle.
  • cocoa powder– I used regular cocoa powder. Using the Dutch process results in a darker, more intense chocolate flavor.
  • dried fruit (optional)– Dried fruits can be added if desired. Added some dried cranberries. Dried cherries, apricots, mangoes, and blueberries are also delicious.
A process shot of how chocolate rx bars are made.

How to make a chocolate Rx bar:

  1. Soak the dates. This is important! As the dates soften and soften, they mix well with the other ingredients, creating a mixture that can be squeezed into bars. The best way to do this is to soak it in boiling water for at least 10 minutes. Older and more difficult dates may take 30 minutes. Dates can also be microwaved by him in 10 second intervals. Check the softness each time and do not overcook.
  2. Place all ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until everything is well blended. The mixture will look like sand, but you should be able to press it together and keep it in shape when you touch it.
  3. I like the shape. You can press the mixture into a silicone mold or shape it into individual bars. Pack it together and make sure it holds its shape.
  4. Chill for 30 minutes. If desired, drizzle with melted chocolate. Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Chocolate rx bar in the shape of a heart and sprinkled with chocolate

Tips and Suggestions:


  • Add protein or egg white powder to fortify the protein.
  • Top with flaky sea salt.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon.
  • Add coconut flakes.
  • Garnish with orange or lemon zest.
  • Add mini chocolate chips.

Storage method:

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks and in the freezer for up to 3 months. Place parchment paper between layers to prevent sticking.


You can play with nuts! You can use walnuts, cashews, almonds, or peanuts instead of pecans.


Do not overprocess the mixture. It will become sticky and lose its texture. If the mixture seems too dry, you can add more water or coconut oil, a teaspoon at a time, until the mixture is mashed together.

Homemade rx bars stacked on a white plate with chocolate chips and chopped pecans

Healthier Snacks to Try:

Chocolate Cherry Rx Bar

These Chocolate Cherry Rx bars are full of delicious ingredients like nuts, dried, fruit, and dates. Packed with protein and fiber, it’s the perfect snack to keep you moving and fuel your athletes. Shaped like a heart, it’s hard to resist!

preparation time15 minutes

cooking time0 minutes

Chill30 minutes

total time45 minutes

course: snack

cooking: American

Serving: 12 bar

calorie: 200kcal

  • 1 1/2 cup walnut or pecan
  • 16 Moderate Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries or cranberries
  • Place the pitted dates in a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes while mixing other ingredients.

  • Place walnuts, cocoa powder and dried cherries in a food processor. Once the dates are soft, place them in a food processor. Pulse until everything is well mixed.

  • Mold it into a mold or mold it into a bar. Place in the refrigerator to cool for 30 minutes. For an extra fancy touch, sprinkle with chocolate.

  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. fun!

calorie: 200kcal | | carbohydrates: 30g | | protein: Fourg | | obesity: Teng | | saturated fat: 1g | | Polyunsaturated fat: 7g | | Monounsaturated fat: 1g | | sodium: 1mg | | potassium: 343mg | | fiber: Fiveg | | sugar: twenty fourg | | Vitamin A: 51IU | | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | | calcium: 40mg | | iron: 1mg

Keyword : chocolate rx bars

Natalie Monson

I am a Registered Dietitian, mother of four, a food lover and a strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you’ll find delicious, fruit- and veg-rich recipes, tips to help your kids eat better and more intuitively, and tons of resources to feed your family.

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