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I like this one:
Make Energy Bars - Low-Carb DIY Recipes | Mark's Daily Apple
Forgot to add that i also add about 8 dates and leave out the honey. The dates add sweetness and help stick the mixture together.
I also use a bit of protein powder as well as the almond meal.
Last edited by sigzephyr; 04-18-2011 at 10:15 PM. Reason: add extra info re dates, etc
Thanks, those look awesome. Im wondering, as soft as coconut oil is, how well these would hold up in warm temps in a backpack for several days? would they melt and turn to mush?
If there is substantial coconut oil in the bars, they will melt at room temp. And it doesn't take long.
I keep mine in the fridge. They get soft quickly when out.
this came from the Delicious Living Magazine that I picked up at Whole Foods:
Raw Goji Cacao Energy Bars
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup date paste (about 12 large dates), packed
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons goji berries
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1. Line a baking sheet (any size) with parchment paper. Grind raw almonds into a powder. In a large bowl, mix together ground almonds, date paste, and salt. Add goji berries, cacao nibs, and vanilla. Mix well. Press dough into tray evenly to desired thickness (doesn’t need to fill entire tray). Cut into bar shapes. Store in an airtight container; no refrigeration needed. Will keep for at least one week.
PER SERVING: 190 cal, 11g fat (6g mono, 3g poly, 1g sat), 0mg chol, 5g protein, 22g carb, 4g fiber, 72mg sodium