These are hands down the most delicious thing we have ever eaten. They are great to eat for a snack or for a pre/post workout boost. The energy bars are full of protein and good fatty acids. They are so rich and yummy its hard to believe that they're good for you. This recipe was handed down to us from Thomas' mom, Molly. Thank you to her and you're welcome from us.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bars
2 cups almonds
1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup oats
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
2 Tbs chia seeds*
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup coconut butter (also called coconut oil)
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla
1 10oz package of semisweet chocolate chips
Pulse almonds, coconut, oats, salt, flaxseed, and chia seeds in a food processor until ground.
Add in the peanut butter and dates. Pulse in the food processor again to mix.
Heat the coconut butter and agave in microwave or on stove to get the coconut butter melted. Mix together and add into the mix in the processor. Add in the vanilla. Mix the dough in the food processor until well mixed (the dough will start to ball up).
Press the dough into a 8x8" pan with your hands or a spatula. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave or in a double boiler on the stove until smooth. Spread on top of the dough in the pan. Chill in the fridge until set. Eat and love!
Makes 16 bars.
*Chia seeds were a staple food for the Aztecs. They are an awesome source of protein, calcium, omega fatty acids, fiber, vitamins and minerals. You can find them in natural foods stores.