Dried Fruit Chia Bars

With plenty of berries, nuts, and seeds, these bars are as filling as they are delicious and great for on-the-go mornings.

Dried Fruit Chia Bars


  • 75 g (½ cup) almonds, blanched
  • 50 cups (½ cup) pecans, roasted
  • 30 g (¼ cup) sunflower seeds, roasted
  • 35 g (¼ cup) flaxseed
  • 40 g (¼ cup) dried blueberries
  • 35 g (¼ cup) dried cherries
  • 25 g (¼ cup) dried cranberries
  • 10 g (2 Tablespoons) dried goji berries
  • (1 Tablespoon) lucuma powder
  • (2 Tablespoons) hemp seeds
  • 80 ml (⅓ cup) chia gel
  • (1 Tablespoon) honey, optional


  1. Spray a 13x23-cm loaf tin with coconut oil and set aside.
  2. Place almonds and pecans into the Vitamix container and secure lid.  Select Variable 7. Pulse 2 to 3 times.  Transfer chopped nuts into a medium-size mixing bowl.
  3. Place sunflower seeds, flaxseed, dried fruit, and Lucuma powder into the Vitamix container.  Select Variable 7. Pulse 15 to 20 times.  Add mixture to the chopped nuts.
  4. Add hemp seeds, chia gel, and honey to the mixing bowl and stir well to combine. 
  5. Press mixture into prepared loaf tin. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Slice into six bars.

Chef's Notes

  • To make the chia gel, place 1/2 cup (120 ml) water and 3 Tablespoons chia seeds into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid. Start the blender on its lowest speed then quickly increase to its highest speed.  Blend for 60 seconds.