8 dates, pitted

1 tbsp. peanut or almond butter

2 tbsp. protein powder

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. chia seeds

1 tsp. ground flax-seeds

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

3/4 cup brown rice crisp cereal

1 Tbsp. Theo cacoa nibs


In a medium bowl, combine the dates, peanut butter, protein powder, vanilla extract, chia seeds, cinnamon, and cacao nibs. Roll everything into a ball; keep pressing and rolling the ingredients until combined. Add the brown rice crisps to the dough.  Use plastic wrap to form into a rectangle and slice into squares.

Submitted by Christie Megill, Chocolate Curator, SJI Food Co-op, from