I have been rather MIA for a long time. I guess I just needed a break. Regardless, I am back and boy do I have a treat for you.
Lately I have been
obsessing researching natural protein bars. I figured there has to be a better, cheaper, more delicious alternative. Guess what? There is!!
While researching, I happened on a blog called The Nourishing Home
. She has a great recipe to use and build from. I decided to give it a go myself. Her recipe calls for coconut flour and I was leery about using it only because I have never tried it and it was spendy. So, I popped up to Whole Foods and was able to buy some buy weight, which is a much more cost effective way to try things.
First you are to mix honey, coconut flour & almond butter. I cheated and used peanut butter. 🙂
Next, you add nuts, dried fruit, coconut flakes and chocolate if you like.
Line a 8×8 pan with parchment paper, leaving some hang over the edge so you can pull it out easier later.
Put the mix in the pan and squish it down. I used an extra piece of parchment to flatten it out.
Let them cool for about 45 minutes, then pop in the fridge for about an hour. Cut into 8 servings.
These are all pictures of the cherry chocolate bars. Here is a pic of the apricot bars…still cooling in my kitchen.
My advice? Go make this right away. You will not be disappointed. I can’t wait to start being creative with the ingredients. Next, I think I will add pumpkin seeds to them…and white chocolate…or butterscotch…or…