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Natierra Dark Chocolate Hemp Seeds HIMHPCD06 812907013133

Dark Chocolate Hemp Seeds

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From the fields of Canada, local farmers grow nutritious hemp seeds, which are packed with plant-based protein. These seeds are covered in rich dark chocolate, and are the perfect sweet snack or topping for yogurt, ice cream and baked goods!

For every online purchase of this product, we donate a meal to a child in need.

From the fields of Canada, local farmers grow nutritious hemp seeds, which are packed with plant-based protein. These seeds are covered in rich dark chocolate, and are the perfect sweet snack or topping for yogurt, ice cream and baked goods! For every online purchase of this product, we donate a meal to a child in need

Chocolate Hemp Amaze Bars

Chocolate Hemp Bars

Thank you to Sprouts Farmers Market for sponsoring this post

I knew to expect a package of hemp seeds in the mail. My contact at Sprouts Farmers Market told me it was on its way, part of a collaboration on superfoods for the month of October. I imagined an eight-ounce bag being slipped through my mail slot in a padded envelope, so was surprised when UPS rang the bell holding a five pound box of Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts.

Five pounds is a lot of hemp. I figured it must be a mistake.

“What am I going to do with five pounds of hemp?” I asked my friends at Sprouts. “Use it however you like.” was the response.

Small But Mighty

And so I have. Turns out hemp hearts (hulled hemp seeds) have a lot of offer, despite their tiny size. They have a mild nutty flavor, a tender texture, and enormous versatility. I’ve worked them into pesto, blended them into smoothies, sprinkled them over salads and grains, used them to top yogurt, and worked them into what I’m calling Chocolate Hemp Amaze Bars.

Chocolate Hemp Bars

Packed with Superfoods

I call them Amaze Bars because they’re full of amazingly good-for-you ingredients, notably, hemp hearts. Hemp hearts have about double the protein of chia and flax seeds, are a source of healthy fats (including Omega-3s ), and deliver a meaningful dose of fiber, potassium, iron, and vitamin A.

The bars are chock full of other excellent ingredients, too — oats, pepitas, and nuts — all of which I pulled from the bulk bins at Sprouts. Working chocolate into the bars in three different forms — cocoa powder, cocoa nibs, and dark chocolate — adds a boost of antioxidants and makes them taste, well, sort of amazing.

Chocolate Hemp Bars

Worth Repeating

Chocolate Hemp Bars

I’ve made the bars four times now, which has put a meaningful dent in all those hemp hearts. If you’ve never tried hemp hearts before, these bars are an excellent reason to seek some out. Alternatively, you could just stop by my house to raid my stash. I have plenty to go around.

I consider Chocolate Hemp Bars as Amaze Bars because they are both amazingly delicious and good for you. They're a no-bake bar with healthy ingredients.