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Here’s a secret. Here at A Couple Cooks, we can eat mostly plant based on the regular because of this: we’re good at snacking. Yes, staying full can be an issue when you’re eating a vegan or plant based diet! So one key: find a repertoire of healthy and delicious snacks to tide you over!

As cookbook authors of a vegetarian and vegan cookbook and cooking experts, here’s our best list of vegan snacks! They’re full of nutrients, fiber and plant-based protein to make sure you get full. From vegan snack bars to crispy chickpeas to amazing guacamole and refried bean dip, there’s really something for everyone. You can also head to our top Mediterranean diet snacks for more ideas.

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Vegan Snack Bars

25 Tasty Vegan Snacks!


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 14 1x

Description

These vegan snack bars are the perfect plant based snack! It’s naturally sweet, featuring oats, chia seeds, and pecans.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 15 Medjool dates (9 ounces)*
  • 1 cup raw pecan halves
  • ½ cup gluten free oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200F.
  2. Remove the pits from the dates with your fingers (they come right out!). Place the dates in the food processor and process or pulse until they are mainly chopped and a rough texture forms. Then add the remaining ingredients and process for a minute or so until a crumbly dough forms.
  3. Line a baking sheet or jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Dump the dough into the center of the parchment paper and use a rolling pin to roll it into a rectangle that is 6” x 10.5”. Cut the dough into 14 bars that are 1.5” x 3”. (You don’t have to be as precise as we were, but we found it was easiest for cutting uniform bars!)
  4. Bake the bars for 30 minutes (this step helps to make the texture more dry and less sticky). Cool the bars to room temperature, then store refrigerated in a sealed container between sheets of wax paper.
  5. If you’d like to package them for on the go snacking, cut out 4” x 6” rectangles of wax paper, wrap them around the bars, and secure them with tape. 

Notes

* We recommend using Medjool dates: they’re a large, tender and sweet variety of dates that create the perfect texture for these bars. They’re available at most grocery stores; many times they are in the bulk or produce section, or packaged in the dried fruit section.

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Plant Based
  • Diet: Vegan

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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