Chocolate Lover’s Alert – Healthy And Sugar Free Fruit Bars!

sugar free healthy chocolate fruit barsI wanted to share with you a tasty, healthy, organic, sugar-free recipe that is easy to make and absolutely delicious. If you know anything about me you know that I believe passionately in living green and healthy in all aspects of life. Eating healthy is certainly at the top of my list.

I wanted to make a healthy dessert recipe for guests that were visiting and I knew they liked brownies. I found a healthy brownie recipe that one ingredient was Greek yogurt, but I used my own homemade raw yogurt instead. The rest of the recipe I made following the directions carefully. I put it in the oven but it didn’t seem to be getting done. I kept checking it but to my dismay I ended up with burnt brownies that were still not baked fully inside. I finally came to the conclusion after talking to several people who probably using the raw yogurt caused the problem since the consistently of it is much different from Greek yogurt.  I threw out the burnt but still raw and flat in the middle brownies.

I put my thinking cap on and I have another great recipe that I blogged about previously — sugar free fruit oats bars that has always been a big hit whenever I make them. I decided to make a few changes and come with a chocolate version of them. Guess What? It worked out great and everyone loved them.  Healthy, organic ingredients with no GMO’s or artificial additives.

We all had a great meal together and I sent the leftover Chocolate Fruit Bars Home with them.

Here is my recipe. It is easy to make and well worth the time. I hope you enjoy it! This recipe is sugar-free and dairy-free!

Chocolate sugar free fruit nut bars

 

CHOCOLATE SUGAR-FREE FRUIT OATS BARS

 

  • 3 Mashed Bananas
  • 1/3 cup organic Applesauce
  • 2 cups organic Oats
  • 1/2 cup soaked Raisins
  • 1 teaspoon Real Vanilla
  • 1 tsp organic Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shredded organic Coconut
  • 1 cup fair trade organic Cacao chips (semi-sweet)
  • 1 tbsp raw cold pressed organic Coconut oil
  • Organic liquid Stevia to taste

Directions:

1. Soak the raisins in boiling water for at least 15 minutes (it will make them plump and juicy – this is optional)

2. Put the bananas in a small food processor or blender and mix until smooth and creamy.

3. Mix the mashed bananas, apple sauce. with the oats, cinnamon and vanilla.

4. Melt the Cacao chips with the Coconut oil and a small amount or water in a double boiler until creamy and smooth.

5. Add the shredded coconut and stir in the cacao chocolate until well blended. Add the stevia – I used approximately 10-15 drops.

6. Put in a 8 x 8 pan and bake 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges and until the middle is fully baked.

7. Take out of the oven, let cool and then cut into bars.  ENJOY!

 I believe that living a healthy, green, organic lifestyle and teaching our children to take care of their bodies is so vitally important to a healthy future for all of us. With all the disease that surrounds we know that change is needed. Eating  healthy, organically or local harvest foods, non-processed, without additives, or chemical laden artificial ingredients is the only way to ensure a healthy way of life. So whether it is dessert or anything make sure we eat healthy, pure and wholesome foods. Have a healthy and wonderful day!

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31 thoughts on “Chocolate Lover’s Alert – Healthy And Sugar Free Fruit Bars!”

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  2. Visiting from last week’s WOW, I’m trying to play catch up. I need to try this because I have to get up to early to eat breakfast. I usually have a Fiber One bar in the morning.

    1. Hi Amber, Thank you for sharing my recipe and article. Glad to be part of MMM Link Up Party. Have a wonderful healthy day! Marla

  3. Hi , your chocolate Sugar-Free Fruit Oat Bars look delicious! I’m pinning them to make another day! Thanks for sharing ! Kim ~ This Ole Mom

    1. Thanks Kim for pinning. I sure your be pleasantly surprised at the great taste when you make the recipe. Have a wonderful healthy day!

  4. Betty Taylor

    I will have to try these. They look wonderful! Thanks for sharing them with us at the Four Seasons Blog Hop. I am pinning this recipe.

    1. I am glad you are going to try this recipe. I believe you will be pleasantly surprised at he results. Thanks for pinning and commenting. Glad to be part of 4 Seasons Blog Hop. Marla

    1. Thanks Deanna for reading my article, commenting and pinning. Have fun and enjoy making and eating the chocolate fruit bars. Have a wonderful healthy day!

    1. Thank you for reading my article and commenting. Have fun eating and making these wonderful healthy treats. Marla

    1. Good luck Catherine. I am sure you will enjoy these tasty treats. Thanks for reading my posts and commenting. Marla

  5. These look really good! I love chocolate and sweets, but they usually aren’t very healthy. So I’ve been looking for healthy options to try, I’ll have to add this to my list 🙂

    1. They are really good Sarah and very healthy. Have fun making them – they are quite and easy to stir up. Thanks for reading my article and commenting. Have a wonderful healthy day! Marla

  6. Diatta Harris

    My kids are such choicy eaters I SWEAR! They won’t try it b/c of how it LOOKS. Now my husband asked me a curious question the other day. Any such thing or value in purchasing “organic” pop tarts? I just looked at him with a blank stare. 😐 Thanks for stopping by WOW!

  7. Hi Marla,
    You are so amazing! You always share such wonderful, healthy, green and natural posts. And your healthy Chocolate Lover’s Sugar Free Fruit Oat Bar Recipe is right on time for Valentine’s Day! Thank you so much for sharing these posts at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party! I appreciate it!

    1. Hi Deb, Thanks so much. Glad you like the recipe – it is quite tasty and no worry about the unhealthy ingredients. Glad to share with on Health Happy Green & Natural Party. Have a wonderful healthy day! Marla

  8. Aaron Aveiro

    Pure chocolate is actually bitter, that is why sugar got involved…but like this recipe if you learn to cook without sugar many chocolate treats are fantastic.
    I’ve been a chef since I was 18, I’m one of the very few that does not cook with salt as there is salt in EVERYTHING you cook…
    Same principle with using processed sugar. If you learn how to use ingredients you can cut out sugars as this recipe…this is actually a pretty tasty healthy treat for those of you whom may not have treid it yet…
    So if you’d like to cook healthier learn to cook with out salts and sugars…

    Good stuff Marla!!!

    1. Thanks Aaron, I totally agree with you on cooking without salt and sugar unless you use a high quality sea salt. I like Himalayan sea salt or if I do use sugar I will use organic raw coconut sugar or some unprocessed natural form of sugar if needed in a recipe. I do use organic stevia quite frequently. I stay away from any processed foods and use fresh and organic as much as possible. Have a wonderful healthy day! Marla

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