Almond Protein Bars Recipe

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Almond Protein Bars are a great staple that make a wonderful treat, but you do need to make sure that they stay cold. Pack with a small icepack if travelling with them.

 

Makes 20 to 24 squares

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • ½ cup flax seed meal
  • ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 scoops of organic whey protein, flavor of your choice
  • ½ cup raw almond butter
  • raw nuts and raw nut butters such as macademia (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon of stevia, (equivalent to approximately 1/2 cup of sugar). Taste and adjust to your liking.
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract (No sugar – check the label)

Topping (optional)

  • 8 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and sweetened to taste with stevia and cinnamon

 

Directions

  1. Place almonds, flax meal, shredded coconut, Organic Whey Protein, almond butter and salt in a food processor. Add in raw nuts and raw nut butters as desired.
  2. Pulse briefly, about 10 seconds.
  3. In a small sauce pan, melt coconut oil over very low heat.
  4. Remove coconut oil from stove; stir stevia and vanilla into oil.
  5. Add coconut oil mixture to food processor and pulse until ingredients form a coarse paste.
  6. Press mixture into an 8 x 8 glass baking dish. (Parchment paper liner helps you remove the bars from the dish.)
  7. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour, until mixture hardens.
  8. In a double boiler, melt chocolate. Stirring in stevia and cinnamon.
  9. Spread melted chocolate over bars; return to refrigerator for 30 minutes, until chocolate hardens.
  10. Remove from refrigerator, cut into bars, and serve.

 

Original recipe available on GoodFood.com

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