Homemade energy bomb bars
I think I accidentally invented the most delicious thing ever. These are NOT for weight loss!!! I made these to take on a backpacking trip. I wanted energy density. By accident this is better than a candy bar.
I have no measurements, I eyeballed everything and took a guess.
- I greased a small rectangular glass pan with coconut oil
- I lined the pan with Trader Joe's flattened dried banana
- I melted a half a jar of Trader Joe's creamy raw almond butter with about a quarter cup of US Wellness beef tallow. Don't gross out, this is actually what makes it SO GOOD!
- I added shredded coconut and some tapioca starch to the almond butter and tallow so that it had the same consistency as making homemade pemmican. That is to say, it's not soupy nor dry but "wet".
- I spread this over the banana
- I smooshed some pressed dates (they were like a soft brick) as the top layer and then covered that with chopped walnuts
- I put this in the freezer for a few minutes to harden, then attempted to cut it with a knife. I could cut the top layers but not the banana. I used scissors to cut the banana.
- I wrapped each one in a muffin paper and plastic wrap, taped them each shut and put into ziplocs. My hope is they will not melt too much.
It tastes like a candy bar. Maybe it's just that I haven't had anything this sweet in like 10 months, but the combination with the banana and the beef tallow and almond butter is amazing. I could have used more tallow and less almond butter. I tested straight up tallow and coconut first and the combo was tasty. It just didn't seem like it would stick together well.
Sugar and fat. Calorie bombs for backpacking.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs