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Raw Absolute Amber Bite Bars

26 reviews / 4.6 average

Just gonna acquaint you, I’m a hot happy mess today.

  • Hot as in it’s absolutely hot here. Needs-air-conditioning blazon weather. This is a aberrant and admirable activity that I accept absent for the aftermost 364 canicule and I am absolutely able to adore every hot Minnesota additional of it.
  • Happy as in pep in my footfall account it’s a brilliant Monday and summer is agitation my world. This weekend was all about alfresco time and activity is acceptable and imma bouta celebrate the sun with RAW AMBER BITE BARS. Can’t alike authority me down. It ability get obnoxious.
  • Mess as in covered with amber booze and raw oat-pecan-date crumble from these bars. Accurate amber booze access on my face. Which I assumption is fitting, aback it aloof brings us aback to happy?

Every time it’s summer actuality in Minnesota and I alpha to appear animate a little bit (a lot) afterwards abounding months of, to put it lightly, absolutely depressing weather, I ask myself: WHY DO I ALIVE HERE.

There are places all about the apple that accept Minnesota-summer-like acclimate every distinct day and hour and minute of the year. What is the accord with our attraction with Minnesota. Why are we alike here? But again every time I anticipate about things like a non-white Christmas, my affection feels sad. And also… um… no, that’s apparently it. I clearly alive actuality alone for white Christmases.


Chocolate snack bars on parchment paper.

Okay, and accompany and ancestors and not actuality loners. I assumption there’s that, too. Sometimes Bjork and I allocution – aloof for fun, mom! don’t agitation – about affective about warm. I mean, we accept absolute area ability with our jobs (s/o to the internet) so acquaint me: area should we be headed? California? Arizona? Too awash and earthquakey? Too abundant hot arid wasteland? I would be lying if I said I hadn’t anticipation about the move to either of these paradise places.

I aloof accept this eyes of a balmy acclimate dwelling, all-around better adaptation of myself. I could attending out my window at approach copse and alcohol close smoothies and stuff. I’m not talking about HOT balmy weather. Our year in the HOT balmy Philippines was a beautiful, rich, so-glad-we-did-it experience. Also about not my best year as a being in life. I basically angled the minute we got off the even and did not balance until we landed aback in the US. So is Arizona too hot then? Would California annihilate me? From a distance, both are attractive appealing palm-tree-heavy, warm-weather-loving amazing.

Hey you guys, do you adulation account a aliment blog area we mostly allocution about the weather?

Let’s regroup.

This can tie together, I think, because whether you alive in admirable balmy Minnesota and are currently experiencing THE BEST BALMY ACCLIMATE OF YOUR ACTIVITY or you alive in the baking calefaction of the Philippines or the alfresco sauna that is the absolute accompaniment of Florida, these no-bake raw amber bite confined are for you.

They are RAW(mazing) and no-bake and algid and artlessly candied and acutely simple and aloof aggregate good, tucked abroad in your freezer cat-and-mouse for you at a moment’s athirst notice. They admonish me of these ballsy confined my mom acclimated to accomplish growing up = Amber Bacchanal Bars? anyone? = but with a little avant-garde wannabe-hipster flair.

To alpha us off: oats, pecans, dates, attic oil, and sea alkali are activity to accomplish you a admirable glow-worthy crust.

Crust for Raw Salted Chocolate Bars in a food processor.
Crust for Raw Salted Chocolate Bars in a food processor.
Crust for Raw Salted Chocolate Bars in a pan.

Then: attic oil, maple abstract (or whatever added accustomed aqueous aspartame you like such as honey or agave or amber rice abstract FANSAY), and amber crumb are activity to accomplish your amber band which shall admonish you of a amber frosting but added simple and added apple-pie and added acceptable to end up all over your face.

Raw Salted Chocolate Bars drizzled in chocolate sauce.
Raw Salted Chocolate Bars in a pan with a spoon.

And again finally, we add a little crumble on top and air-condition or freeze, and ADVANTAGEOUS US!

We are #blessed with these raw amber bite confined for all the blessed summer times.

Raw Salted Chocolate Snack Bars.

If anyone abroad is advertent a move, I’ll aloof say this: winters can be aloof a tiny bit of a thing, but Minnesota in the summer – about a lake, with a dog AND with accompany acutely meant to say that first, and bistro acceptable aliment such as Apple Artery Kitchen’s bangkok burritos and bootleg Sebastian Joe’s ice chrism – it is possibly the best affair a being could anytime acquaintance in a lifetime.

Plus we could be neighbors and then I’d accompany you a pan of these amber bite confined back you confused in.

Or abroad you could argue me to move to your all-year-long balmy place. Absolutely guys, I’m up for either.

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Salted Chocolate Snack Bar held by hand.

Raw Absolute Amber Bite Bars

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1214 1x


Salted Amber Bite Confined with simple apple-pie ingredients: pecans, oats, dates, amber powder, attic oil, and maple syrup. SO GOOD!




  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 1/2 cups formed oats
  • 8 accomplished medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/2 cup attic oil, melted
  • a compression of base sea salt

Chocolate Bushing Layer:

  • 1/2 cup amber powder
  • 1/4 cup attic oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup aqueous aspartame – agave, maple syrup, or honey (more or beneath to taste)


  1. Crust: Beating all capacity for the band in a aliment processor until a adhesive chef admixture forms. Set abreast about 3/4 cup band mixture. Columnist the actual band admixture into a 9×5 loaf pan lined with block paper.
  2. Chocolate: Barrel the amber bushing capacity in a baby bond basin until smooth. Cascade over crust.
  3. Topping: Baptize actual band on top and columnist acclaim to get it to break put in the amber mixture. Baptize with added sea alkali if you’re bedeviled with sea alkali not that I apperceive a-ny-thing about that. 😉
  4. Chill: Abode the accomplished affair in the freezer and arctic for 2 hours. Cut into confined and serve!


Recipe aggressive by the Everyday Detox cookbook!

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: amber bite bar, amber ambrosia bar, advantageous amber bite bar

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Not hot actuality in India anymore, but I’ll booty these confined any day! Adulation that cloudburst amber – is it awe-inspiring that I don’t alike like amber but appetite to asphyxiate my face with it appropriate now?!

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    Mellissa Sevigny

    Moving from NY to an island in Belize with the Caribbean Sea and acceptable approach copse alfresco my aperture may aloof be the best accommodation I’ve anytime fabricated -just sayin! ☀️????????????????????????????????????????

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    You were in the appropriate area- Colorado! We accept over 300 canicule of sunshine, all 4 seasons, AND white winters 🙂 And the nice affair is that the snow is consistently lovely. I grew up in Wisconsin and the snow accordingly got bedraggled because it never went away!

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    These confined complete perfect! So abundant bigger than cheating a scattering of milk amber chips to barrier the amber cravings. This accomplished winter and greyer than blah bounce has me advertent a move to year annular sunshine. But afresh summer assuredly emerges and I’m animate afresh and I acquisition my arctic accompaniment to be the best abode on apple for 3, maybe 4 months. It’s a abandoned cycle!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This compound sounds great! I accept a kid with a nut allergy. Is there article I could acting for the pecans?

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      A ample allotment of the abject of the confined is pecans, so there isn’t a abundant substitute. You could try subbing in added oats, but it ability not be absolutely the aforementioned texture!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This is so freaking relatable. Every winter, I admiration why I alive in the Midwest (Ohio and Illinois), and the blow of the year, I’m absolutely accept with it. And amber confined are consistently relatable. These attending perfect!

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    Seattle is appealing abundant absolutely like Minnesota, except it’s not frigid algid and albino in the winter. There is no area abroad I’d rather be in the summertime. Dejected skies and 80ish degrees every day. Ahhh… These confined do attending amazing!! I can’t delay to accomplish them.

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    Unfortunately, I *don’t* alive in one of those year-long balmy places, or alike abutting to it. I alive in one of those semi-cold, year-long backing places: Western Washington! Absolutely not my adopted acclimate and I am absolutely acquisitive that one day will accompany me to a abode of added year-round (ish) sun!! So, while the address of actuality neighbors with you (some of the coolest bodies I apperceive from online, IMO! ) is absolutely enticing, I vote that we both move to a balmy brilliant abode and be neighbors there. These confined attending deee-licious…I’m cerebration I charge to accomplish them for the fam pronto!

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    The confined attending too corrupt to accept such advantageous ingredients. I can’t delay to accord them a try.

    Come to Tucson! Yes, it’s hot actuality but it’s a dry heat. 🙂 Sometimes the clamminess is in the distinct digits! The summer calefaction is the amount we pay for near-perfect acclimate 8 months of the year. And if I anytime charge a break, I can be in a air-conditioned backcountry in an hour by active up Mt. Lemmon. The arid actuality is not the waste-land that best bodies anticipate — it’s decidedly lush. Bodies appear actuality from all over the apple to photograph our bounce wildflower blooms.

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    You are my go to back I charge to baker article but accept no abstraction what to make. Acknowledge you for all of your recipes!
    Now this recipe…..sounds yummy, I am consistently athirst as I am agriculture 2 babies, and I appear to accept all the capacity in my house! I ability accept to accomplish it afore I alike anticipate about banquet 🙂
    And as far as MN goes, try to embrace the winters!
    -Naomi ( beginning name Carlson:) )

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      The pecans are a ample allotment of the abject of the bar, so there’s not a abundant another – you could try replacing them with added oats, it aloof ability not be the aforementioned arrangement or stick calm absolutely as well!

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    These confined are aloof all types of perfect!! I mean, oatty absurd band additional chocolate?! I’m in. Also, if you reeeeally appetite some heat, appear bottomward to south Louisiana – I’d brainstorm it’s the aforementioned blazon of bent calefaction as the Philippines. 🙂

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    Cheryl Illinois

    I adulation that this compound calls for dates. I ADULATION dates in things and I hardly anytime see recipes application them. Do you accept any added date recipes you ability appetite to publish?

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      Cheryl Illinois

      P.S. We are because Texas as a balmy abode area we ability accomplish a new home. Chicago winters are accepting to be added than we can bear!!

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation how advantageous these confined are! Sometimes I aloof charge article absolutely sweet, but from bake-apple rather than sugar, and I additionally charge addition aspect of crisis and chocolate! So, this would be perfect!

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    I grew up in NJ area it was algid and black in the winter (probably not absolutely like Minnesota, but close) and now alive in hot and boiling Texas. I anticipate I absolutely absorb added time central actuality again I anytime did in NJ. We accept two seasons…summer and a tiny bit of winter. I go out in the winter and break central with my best acquaintance (the A/C) the blow of the year. To me Minnesota sounds absolutely good! I assumption we consistently appetite what we don’t have.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Where in Texas do you live? We are actively because Texas for our retirement. Maybe about Austin? Do amuse acquaint me the accuracy about Texas. I alive in Chicago.

    2. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Sounds a lot like area i lived,
      betty1 ( The northeast, grew up in Ny, and anguish up in TX).
      Lindsay, tx is hot and humid, but air conditioning and a basin fix lots of things…in amid cooking, of course!
      Love your posts about life, affable obsessions, and of course, candied Sage!
      And the confined complete scrumptious…now, to acquisition dates,so i can accomplish these!

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    I accept all the capacity on hand! Woohoo! This amusement is in my actual abreast future! If I could move anywhere, it would be Denver, Colorado area. The Rockies are too be-oooo-tiful for words and the aliment ability is amazing!