Breakfast | Snack

Chocolate Coconut Snack Bars

  • 15 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 20 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 9


  • 138


  • 7g


  • 17g


  • 3g




  • 1 ½ Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • ¼ Cup Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 2 Ripe Bananas, mashed
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Almond Butter
  • ¾ Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 2 Tbsp Unsweetened, Shredded Coconut
  • ¼ Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Tbsp Slivered Almonds
  • ¼ Tsp Kosher Salt
  • NNuts:

    Omit the coconut; Replace the almond butter with sunflower seed butter; replace the almond milk with a nut-free milk.

  • GGluten:

    Oats are naturally gluten-free, but for those with celiac disease look for a certified gluten-free version.


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Preheat Oven & Grease Pan Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x8 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

  • 3.

    Mix Chia Seeds & Almond Milk Mix chia seeds with almond milk and set aside for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chia seeds form a gel.

  • 4.

    Combine Ingredients In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine the chia gel, bananas and almond butter. Stir well. Mix in the remaining ingredients until combined.

  • 5.

    Add Mixture to Pan Add mixture to the 8x8 baking pan, and evenly spread in the pan.

  • 6.

    Bake & Let Cool Bake for 20 minutes, until firm and no longer wet in the middle. Allow to cool for 10 minutes on a cooling rack before cutting bars.

  • 7.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from

Nourishment Notes

Old Fashioned Oats

Oats provide a gluten-free source of soluble fiber, an important nutrient for gut health. Oats are also a complex carbohydrate that provides your body with the energy it needs to function it’s best.


Bananas are a good source of fiber to help aid in gut health. They also contain potassium, a mineral important to heart health, and they also contain a variety of antioxidants to help reduce inflammation associated with PD.

Chia Seeds

Small-in-size but packed with nutrients, chia seeds are loaded with fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Fiber helps promote gut health, protein provides building blocks to help make new and healthy cells, and omega-3 fatty acids help to lower the risk of heart disease.


Almonds are an excellent source of protein, fiber, heart-healthy fats and vitamin E. The fiber may help keep the digestive system running smoothly while the vitamin E content can help lower inflammation.

PD Cooking Tips

  • Sit on a Stool

    While preparing this recipe, try sitting on a stool to help conserve energy. Standing can often cause additional fatigue, especially while cooking.

  • Ask for Assistance

    Ask a friend or family member to help prepare this dish.

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