Chocolate-topped black bean and goji berry snack bars (v, gf)

These snack bars showcase natural ingredients at their delicious best!
Vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free; also no bake.
Food processor required.
Makes 8 bars.

Author: Bite-sized thoughts.

Original post (with pictures) here


1/2 cup cooked black beans
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup goji berries
1/4 cup (~8) dates, chopped in half
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp coconut oil, in liquid form

Chocolate topping
1 tbsp coconut oil, in liquid form
1 tbsp cocoa / cacao powder
2 tsp rice malt syrup or agave

1. To make the bars, combine the black beans, coconut flour, goji berries and chopped dates in a food processor and process until fine and crumbly. Add the cinnamon and coconut oil and process to incorporate.
2. Transfer the mixture to a metal or silicon loaf tin lined with baking paper or cling wrap (this isn't essential if using a silicon tin but is highly recommended for a metal tin). Allow to set in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
3. When firm, remove the bars from your pan before slicing, then slice into 8 strips.
4. To make the chocolate topping, combine the coconut oil, cocoa / cacao and rice malt syrup / agave in a small bowl. Stir well with a spoon until smooth.
5. Spread the chocolate topping thinly over the bars, then return to the fridge for an additional 30-60 minutes to set.

Store in the fridge.