Protein Bar

Ingredients

  • 2 cups  whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup  ground golden flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup  organic dates  (about 6 whole pitted dates)
  • 1/2 cup  organic unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup  organic raw almond butter
  • 1/2 tsp  unrefined sea salt
  • 1/2 cup  organic coconut oil, melted
  • 1-2 Tbsp  organic maple syrup
  • 2-3 tsp  vanilla
  • 1 handful 100% baking chips, or 3-4 unsweetened chocolate baking squares, melted
  • 6 drops  vanilla creme liquid stevia (optional)

*Use more chocolate for a thicker coating

To make your protein bars:

  1. Place almonds, flaxseed, dates, coconut, almond butter and salt in a food processor. Pulse to combine.
  2. In a small sauce pan, melt coconut oil using LOW heat. Remove from heat and add vanilla and maple syrup.
  3. Add melted oil mixture to the food processor and pulse/grind ingredients until it forms a coarse paste.
  4. Scoop out the mixture and press down hard into an square bar pan.
  5. Melt chocolate in a double boiler, add stevia last when finally melted. Pour the chocolate mixture on top of the already pressed down bars. Smooth out and place into the fridge or freezer until chocolate has hardened. To serve, take bars out of fridge/freezer for at least 30 minutes. Work a knife around the edges gently and pop out bar onto pieces of plastic wrap. Wrap and freeze for later or munch right away.
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