These snack bars are so good they should almost be a dessert. This recipe is very easy because it consists of throwing everything into the food processor and has very little cleanup. These are great to take along with you as a snack for yourself and for the children. It is a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth without a lot of sugar.
Almond & Flax Bars
- 1 cup raw almonds (or crispy nuts using Nourishing Traditions method)
- 1 cup raw walnuts (same as above)
- ½ cup ground flax seeds
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ cup unsalted nut butter or tahini
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 squares of dark chocolate for topping
Place almonds, flax seeds, shredded coconut in a food processor and process until all chopped. Add Almond butter and pulse. In a small sauce pan, melt coconut oil over very low heat. Remove coconut oil from heat, stir in maple syrup and vanilla. Add coconut oil mixture to food processor and pulse until ingredients form a paste.
Press mixture into an 8 x 8 glass baking dish. Chill in freezer for 10 minutes until hardened. In a small saucepan, melt chocolate over very low heat, stirring continuously. Spread melted chocolate over bars and let sit in freezer for 10 minutes or refrigerator for 30 minutes, slice and serve.
Hope you enjoy!