I found these in the Paleo magazine I used to get - way too expensive, never again - but they had great recipes! This is one of em.
Now I made these awhile ago and they’ve lasted me a long time since I put them in the freezer (you’re supposed to anyways). I figure I’ll just show you what I have without going through the whole process again.
What I’m saying is that I’m lazy.
But here is the recipe:
1/2 Cup dark chocolate melted
1 tbsp coconut milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup almond butter
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup raw almonds
3/4 cup raw pecans
I added about a 1/4 cup of chia seeds too
3/4 cup raw cashews 5 large dates
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup raisins (I didn’t add them)
2 tbsp dried cranberries (I just put more cranberries. It really doesn’t matter, tastes great either way, up to you)
Now the process on this recipe takes a bit longer. The prep time, like 5 minutes, the…making?…time is about an hour, and the waiting around until they’re frozen time, like 2 hours. But trust me, they last a long ass time and well worth it for how delicious and nutritious they are. Literally, delicious and nutritious.
First, melt the dark chocolate with the coconut milk in a sauce pan over low heat so its a smooth liquid, like a ganache.
Take some parchment paper a top a baking sheet and spread the ganache over it so that its somewhat flat and covers most of the area, they put that in the fridge for about 10 minutes to cool off.
Now, again, in a saucepan, over low heat, put the vanilla, honey, almond butter, and coconut oil - mix it together and stir slowly.
While doing that, put all the nuts, dates, coconut shreds, and chia seeds in a food processor and chop until it’s like sand, then place that in a big bowl.
Take the almond butter mixture when its all hot and mixed up, and place it in the bowl with the nut mixture - and add the dried cranberries and/or raisins.
Once that’s all mixed up - place that all atop the dark chocolate ganache - take another sheet of parchment paper, and put that on top so you can spread the mix on top the ganache so it’s even and flat.
Take the parchment paper off from on top and put the baking sheet in the freezer for 2 hours.
Yup, 2 hours. No worries, it just needs to sit in the freezer to become the awesome bars they’re going to be. Go out and grab a drink like I did while you wait. Not very paleo, I know. Oh well.
Once done, take it out and use a knife to cut it up into bars. You can put it in the fridge and it’ll last for a couple weeks, or you can be awesome and put it in the freezer where it’ll last forever!…Well, a few months.