No-Bake Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bars

No-Bake Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bars

Serves 8 20 minute prep time

Looking to satisfy a sweet tooth over the holidays? With a texture similar to cookie dough and a mixture of sweet and salty flavors, these chocolate-drizzled no-bake bars are a perfect way to enjoy a treat.

If you don’t have any tahini on hand, feel free to substitute with 1 ½ tablespoons of almond butter and a ¼ of a teaspoon fine sea salt.


  • 1 serving Vanilla Vega® Essentials
  • or 1 serving Vanilla Vega® Protein & Greens
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free oats, ground into flour in a food processor
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup natural almond butter
  • 1 Tbsp and 1 tsp tahini
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup Silk® Original Unsweetened Almondmilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp each chopped shelled pistachios and dried cranberries
  • Chocolate Drizzle:
  • 2 Tbsp vegan chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp coconut oil


  • In a large bowl, combine the Vega® Protein & Greens or Vega® Essentials, oat flour and chia seeds.

  • Add all remaining ingredients except the pistachios and cranberries. Stir well until the mixture has a dough-like consistency. If it seems too dry, add one tablespoon of almond milk at a time. You don’t want the dough to get too wet, and may find that it’s easier to mix it with hands than a spoon.

  • Stir in half of the pistachios and cranberries.

  • Press the dough into an 8×4″ baking dish lined with parchment paper. Leave a little parchment paper hanging over the edges of the dish for easy removal, and use the back of a flipper or bottom of a glass to make the layer as even and flat as possible.

  • Press the remaining pistachios and dried cranberries into the top of the dough, then put the dish in the freezer for one hour.

  • Remove the dish and lift the dough out using the parchment paper as handles. Use a sharp knife to cut the dough into eight bars.

  • In a small saucepan, melt the vegan chocolate chips and coconut oil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Once smooth and runny, pour the mixture into a small jar for easy pouring. Drizzle it on top of the bars.

  • Put the bars back in the fridge or freezer for at least 20 minutes and allow the chocolate to harden.

  • Serve immediately, or wrap the bars individually and store them in the fridge or freezer.