Almond Energy Bars
Almonds, yes. Energy bars, definitely. Dessert, HECK YEAH!!!!! This recipe comes from my coworker Sam Woods. A delicious and perfect treat for anyone who loves to workout and stay fit.
2 cups ground raw almonds
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup flaxseed meal
3 scoops whey protein
½ cup of almond butter
1 cup of melted coconut oil
3 tbs. of coconut sugar (the recipe calls for stevia, but I don’t like the weird aftertaste in my mouth.)
1 full slab of cooking chocolate, 100% cacao
½ cup of coconut oil
½ stick of butter
2 tbs. of cinnamon( more or less according to taste)
Sweeten to taste, more coconut sugar, like ¼ cup maybe…
Mix all base dry ingredients in a bowl first. Then add the melted coconut oil and almond butter. Sometimes I melt the almond butter with the coconut oil so it mixes with the dry ingredients better. Make sure the oil is mixed throughout and press into a 13x9 pan. Should be about ¾ inch thick, maybe more. Not exact science happening in a guy’s kitchen! HA! Refrigerate for about an hour.
While the base is cooling, put the frosting ingredients in a pan and on LOW heat slowly melt the chocolate. Once it is melted turn off the heat and let it set until the hour is up for the base to cool. Pour the chocolate stuff over the base until all is coated and refrigerate for another hour or so. Then you can serve up and power up!!
Because of the coconut oil, these bars need constant refrigeration. If you set them out, they’ll last a little while, then they get crumbly. Still good, but messy. Let me know what you think.