I LOVE these healthy chocolate almond bars that I made for the kids last week. Unfortunately, I ended up eating way more of them then they did. I didn’t feel too guilty since they are made with real food and not some chemical I can’t pronounce.
I even decided to go ahead and make my own chocolate chips to put on top since I was out. These bars are a great after school snack for kids. They are packed with protein to help hold them over until supper.
Sorry about the lack of pictures for this post. I hadn’t really planned on posting this recipe until the last minute so I was unable to get any pictures as I was making them.
Healthy Chocolate Almond Bars
2 cups almonds
1/2 cup flax meal
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup nut butter (I used peanut butter)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons honey
2-3 teaspoons vanilla
chocolate chips for a topping (or make your own with the recipe below)
3 Tablespoons coconut oil
3 Tablespoons cocoa
3 Tablespoons honey
- I am lazy when I make these. I toss everything in the vitamix and run it until everything is smooth. You could just grind the almonds and mix in the other ingredients if you like your bars crunchy. My kids are super picky if they can see chunks in theirs so I blend everything together.
- Place the mixture in a greased 8×8 pan and press hard to compact everything together. If you skip this step the bars may not hold together.
- Top with chocolate chips if desired. To make the chocolate chunks place all the ingredients in a pan and melt together. Then pour the mixture onto wax paper and let harden. You can then break the pieces apart. These harden faster in the fridge.
- Place the pan of bars in the fridge or freezer until hard.
- Pop them out of the pan and cut into bars.
- These will need to be stored in the refrigerator to keep them hard.
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