Almond Chocolate Coconut Bars

Just to warn you, your mind will be blown. These bars are amazing. They really truly are. I love them so much. image (2)They are just rich enough that you can be satisfied with a chunk and not feel like you want to eat the whole tray. They are healthy enough that you get some good protein and a great fat content, as well.

My mom passed this recipe to me and I wanted to make sure it was good enough so I tried it out at a trainers meeting. In order for it to be ‘good enough’ it has to not taste super healthy. It has to be a fakeout for some of the guys. Good enough to taste like it can be bad for you but good enough that it’s actually healthy. I think I nailed this one.

So here’s what you will need:

Ingredients

·      2 cups whole raw almonds

·      1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

·      1/2 cup nut butter

·      2/3 cup coconut oil

·      1 tablespoon coconut flour

·      1/2 teaspoon salt

·      1 1/2 tablespoons honey

·      1 tablespoon vanilla extract

·      3 oz 70-85% dark chocolate

  1. Melt the coconut oil.image
  2. Using a food processor, pulse the almonds until you get a coarse meal. You do not want it the fine texture of almond meal.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor. My food processor is a baby so I have to pulse my almonds in two portions. Then I place in a big bowl, add the rest of the ingredients in there and mix it around a little. Then I put some in the food processor and grind to a paste-like texture, pour that in a different bowl. I repeat this process until all of the beginning mixture has been processed and paste-like.
  4. I give it a nice stir once it’s all done.
  5. Pour into a baking dish lined with wax paper.
  6. Refrigerate for about an hour.
  7. Melt chocolate in a double boiler right before the bars are hardened. I don’t have a double boiler so I just kept a metal bowl in a pan of bowling water and it worked great.
  8. Pour over the almond coconut goodness and spread evenly. Place back in fridge for about 5 minutes.
  9. Take out by wax paper and place on a cutting board. Cut bars. Keep in airtight container, separated by wax paper or wrap individually.
  10. Prepare to have fireworks go off in your mouth when you eat these. 

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