Energy Bar (adapted from Mark's Daily Apple)

Energy Bar (adapted from Mark's Daily Apple)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 370.1
  • Total Fat: 104.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 6.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 5.9 g

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Introduction

A Primal-friendly energy bar adapted from Mark's Daily Apple.

He has 1 teaspoon of raw honey in the original bar. You may chose to replace that with agave nectar if you want something that has a lower glycemic index.

It doesn't change the calories or carb content.
A Primal-friendly energy bar adapted from Mark's Daily Apple.

He has 1 teaspoon of raw honey in the original bar. You may chose to replace that with agave nectar if you want something that has a lower glycemic index.

It doesn't change the calories or carb content.

Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1/2 cup slivered almonds
    1/2 cup pecans
    1/4 cup almond or sesame seed meal
    1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
    1/4 cup almond butter
    1/4 cup coconut oil (check your local health food store)
    1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    1/2 tsp of raw honey (or agave nectar)
    1/4 teaspoon sea salt
    1/2 cup dried cranberries (or other berries)

Tips

If you donít plan to eat immediately, you can store the bars in the refrigerator, covered loosely with a paper towel and plastic wrap.

Go here http://bit.ly/MDA_energy_bars for the original recipe and much more about Primal living.


Directions

1. Toast nuts and coconut on a cookie sheet until golden brown, shaking the tray a few times during cooking.

2. Pour the toasted nuts and coconut into a food processor and pulse until the mixture is coarsely ground.

3. Use the microwave to melt coconut oil and almond butter in a mixing bowl for about 20 seconds. Stir until smooth.

4. Add vanilla extract, honey and sea salt to the wet ingredients bowl and mix thoroughly.

5. Fold in nut mixture and almond (or sesame seed) meal until thoroughly integrated.

6. Add the dried berries.

7. Press into an 8 by 4 loaf pan.

8. Refrigerate until firm (20 minutes or so).

9. Cut into 6-10 good-sized bars, depending on how big you want to make them.

The nutritional information above is for 6 bars. For 10, the breakdown would be:

Calories 222.1
Fat 62.6 g
Sat. Fat 7.8 g
Carbs 10.0 g
Fiber 2.5 g
Sugars 5.5 g
Protein 3.5 g

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