This is one of my favorites when it comes to a low sugar substitute for an on the go bar. Most bars are packed full of sugar disguised as brown rice syrup, cane syrup, cane sugar, etc but these are packed full of nutrition, satiety, and yumminess. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Thank you MaxLiving for providing this wonderful and delicious recipe.
Almond Power Bars
2 cup raw almonds
½ cup flaxseed meal
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
2 scoops protein powder of choice
½ cup raw almond butter
½ tsp sea salt
½ cup coconut oil
8 drops liquid stevia or ¾ tsp stevia powder, to taste
1 tbsp sugar-free pure vanilla extract
8 squares chocolate, melted and sweetened to taste with stevia and cinnamon (optional)
Place almonds, flax meal, shredded coconut, whey powder, almond butter, and salt in a food processor. Pulse briefly, about 10 seconds.
In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil over very low heat. Remove coconut oil from stove; stir stevia and vanilla into oil.
Add coconut oil mixture to food processor and pulse until ingredients form a thick paste. Press mixture into an 8 x 8 glass baking dish.
Chill in refrigerator for one hour, until mixture hardens.
Remove from refrigerator, cut into bars, and serve.
For optional chocolate topping: In a double boiler, melt chocolate, stirring in stevia and cinnamon. Spread melted chocolate over bars; return to refrigerator for 30 minutes, until chocolate hardens.