As I promised last week, here is another delicious protein bar! These are a spin off of my favorite Nourishing Protein Bar recipe. I was in a rush to make them, felt like experimenting, wasn't in a "recipe mood," so I just started throwing some ingredients together. I never officially wrote down the recipe measurements since I decided to wing it, but here are some estimates. Most of my bar recipes are very forgiving and you can always adjust if the "dough" is too wet or too dry, by adding more oil or nuts. It's fun to experiment in the kitchen!
|Raisins and chocolate = yum!|
Sunbutter Chocolate Raisin Bars
1/2 cup organic Sunbutter or any organic sunflower seed butter1/2 cup organic dates
1/4 cup organic prunes
2 large organic turkish figs
1/2 cup organic brazil nuts
1 cup organic coconut flakes
1/4 cup 100% unsweetened cocoa baking chips
1/2 cup organic cacao powder
1/4 cup organic coconut cream concentrate
2 Tbsp organic coconut flour
2 Tbsp molasses
2 Tbsp raw honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch: sea salt, cinnamon
2 Ghirardelli baking chocolate bars, for melting
Raisins, for topping
To make your bars:
1. Place all ingredients (except the last two) into the food processor and whiz. Pulse the first few times, and when most of the ingredients are the same size, whiz until it all comes together. Taste and adjust as needed :)
2. Press down hard into a baking pan (I used a round cake pan). Sprinkle raisins on top and press in those too.
3. Melt chocolate over a double boiler. Pour over pressed down bar mixture and spread evenly with a cake spatula. Freeze or refridgerate until chocolate is hard. Let bars warm to room temperature for at least 30 minutes before slicing. Since I used a round pan, mine came out like wedges!
Have a happy healthy snack (and dessert)! I love these bars. They really satisfy my want for chocolate, healthy fats and a slightly sweet treat all in one bite!