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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