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Author Notes: For the past few months, I have been playing around with power bar recipes. When I'm on the go, I want to grab something that is packed with nutrition, not too sweet and plenty tasty.
I've made this power bar recipe a bunch of times now and my taste testers (that would be my husband who is a very direct and rather stringent critic) have given it their official seal of approval (that would be eating an entire tray in two days flat). http://www.elanaspantry.com/power-bars/ —elanaspantry
Serves 20 bars
- 2 cups raw almonds
- 1/2 cup flax meal (flax seeds ground in a vita-mix)
- 1/2 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
- 1/2 cup unsalted creamy roasted almond butter
- 1/2 teaspoon celtic sea salt
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 4 drops stevia
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup dark chocolate 73% (optional)
- Place almonds, flax meal, shredded coconut, almond butter and salt in a food processor
- Pulse briefly, about 10 seconds
- In a small sauce pan, melt coconut oil over very low heat
- Remove coconut oil from stove, stir stevia, agave and vanilla into oil
- Add coconut oil mixture to food processor and pulse until ingredients form a coarse paste
- Press mixture into an 8 x 8 glass baking dish
- Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour, until mixture hardens
- In a small saucepan, melt chocolate over very low heat, stirring continuously
- Spread melted chocolate over bars; return to refrigerator for 30 minutes, until chocolate hardens
- Remove from refrigerator, cut into bars and serve
Say Hello to the Open Road
Where we've been (and still want to go) this summer
Say hello to the open road.
We shall call them pop-tails.
We are in love—with this toast.