This recipe is adapted from Elana’s Pantry, one of my absolute favorite food blogs for gluten-free goodies. I added hemp seeds for extra protein and omegas and used date paste to make them lower-glycemic. They’re like extra nutty Larabars. They’re perfect for a quick snack or dessert. The healthy fats, protein, and fiber will keep you going and the nutrient-rich dates will satisfy your sweet tooth without making you crash. For a little extra sweetness, just add chocolate!
- 2 cups almonds (raw)
- ½ cup golden flaxmeal
- 1/2 cup hemp seeds
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- ½ cup creamy almond butter
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon date paste, agave nectar, or honey
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chunks (optional)
To make them chocolate covered, melt chocolate over very low heat in a saucepan, stirring continuously. Spread melted chocolate over bars; return to refrigerator for 30 minutes, until chocolate hardens.
Remove from refrigerator, cut into bars and serve.
Makes about 20 bars, depending on how big you cut them. Enjoy!