Chocolate Nut-Granola Bark

Heart healthy nuts, oats and dark chocolate all combine to make this addictive and super simple dessert!

Vegan, gluten-free

Ingredients

½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
¼ cup almonds (I use Trader Joe’s roasted, half-salted)
1/4 cup raw almond slivers
¼ cup pistachios (salted or unsalted variety)
¼ cup cashew pieces
¼ cup granola + 2 tbsp granola for sprinkling on top

Preparation

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No-Bake, Chia-Sunflower Seed Energy Bites

This is the perfect healthy snack!

These energy bites feature the amazing chia seed which offers more heart-healthy omega-3s than flax seeds.  Plus, chia seeds contain calcium, magnesium, iron, protein and antioxidants.

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