This recipe came about because my daughter, Danielle, asked me to try and replicate her beloved bar she orders online. She recently had a baby, and needed some handy, nutritious, energy-rich snacks on hand.
She is breastfeeding, and her baby boy has a voracious appetite. He is adorable and growing fast at one month old. She regularly orders these bars to have on hand for her and her husband for packing in their work lunches and for snacks. She is a nurse, and he is a teacher. She is home on an extended maternity leave and is pinching pennies to stay home as long as possible, so she wondered if it was doable to make them herself at home. So I said I would give it a whirl.
I am happy to report that she thought they were “Amazing”! 🙂
These bars are chocked full of goodness! They have almond butter, healthy coconut oil, unsweetened coconut, almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, raisins, honey, almond flour, sea salt and vanilla. They are a symphony in your mouth. There is no baking involved!
Make Your Own Paleo Energy Bars
Lay out a small cookie sheet and cut parchment paper to fit the pan. Set aside.
You can use a hand mixer or stand mixer for this recipe.
1 Cup of Almond Butter
1/2 Cup of Coconut Oil
1/2 Cup of Raw Honey
1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
Mix all the above ingredients together with a mixer until well blended.
1 Cup of Roughly Chopped Raw Walnuts
1 Cup of Sliced Almonds
1 Cup of Almond Flour
1/2 Cup of Raisins
1/2 Cup of Pumpkin Seeds
1/2 Cup of Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
Pour the nuts, raisins, almond flour, pumpkin seeds and coconut into the bowl of the mixed ingredients. Blend in all with your mixer, or hand stir with a wooden spoon. Pour onto the cookie sheet and pat out with some coconut oil on your fingertips to keep them from sticking to your hands. Pat them to your desired thickness. You don’t have to fill up the whole cookie sheet if you have a larger one. Just pat an edge. Freeze for 30 minutes before cutting them into bars.
Store them in the refrigerator or freezer. If you will be packing them in a lunch, make sure you have an ice pack in your bag as they get soft a room temperature. 🙂