Almond Power Bars

I made these this evening and they’re awesome!  Another healthy dessert!  I got it from Kitchen Stewardship which really is a phenomenal site.  I used a blender but it really made me wish I had a larger food processor.

Ingredients

2 cups almonds 
½ cup flax meal
½ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
½ cup unsalted almond butter
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup coconut oil (could probably sub butter here)
1-2 Tbs honey
1 Tbs maple syrup
2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract
a few squares dark chocolate, less than half a bar needed for thin layer (optional)

Method

  1. Place almonds, flax meal, shredded coconut, almond butter and salt in a food processor
  2. Pulse briefly, about 10 seconds
  3. In a small sauce pan, melt coconut oil over very low heat,
  4. Remove coconut oil from stove, stir sweeteners and vanilla into oil
  5. Add coconut oil mixture to food processor and pulse until ingredients form a coarse paste
  6. Press mixture into an 8 x 8 glass baking dish
  7. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour, until mixture hardens
  8. In a small saucepan, melt chocolate over very low heat, stirring continuously
  9. Spread melted chocolate over bars; return to refrigerator for 30 minutes, until chocolate hardens
  10. Remove from refrigerator, cut into bars and serve
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