These delicious treats require no baking!
They are very easy to whip up and you won’t be able to keep them in stock.
Chewy with a nice crunchy snap, these “energy bars” are packed full of protein. They’re also gluten-free, lactose-free and suitable for vegan, vegetarian and pescetarian diets.
This recipe contains no refined sugar or oil and is made with only a few simple ingredients, all natural whole foods that are good for you!
Almond Coconut Joy Bars
- ½-¾ cup Brazil nuts, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup honey or brown rice syrup
- 1½ cups unsweetened coconut
- 1½ cups almond flour or meal*
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
*Can be found in health food markets, or you can make your own in a food processor or Vitamix blender using blanched almonds. We’ve also tested this recipe with raw ground almonds and it came out just as delicious!
Line a 9″ x 11″ cookie sheet with waxed or parchment paper.
Chop Brazil nuts. In a large saucepan, heat honey over medium heat. Reduce heat to simmer for approximately three or four minutes, until thickened. Add coconut, almond flour or meal, and chopped nuts.
Remove from heat and spread onto lined cookie sheet, approximately a half-inch thick. Smooth out batter with wet fingers and sprinkle immediately with chocolate chips, allowing them to melt onto the warm mixture.
After a few minutes, smooth the melted chocolate with the back of a large spoon or spatula to spread out. Sprinkle top with coconut.
Allow to cool in fridge, then cut into small squares or bars.
Sue’s notes: I found the bottoms a bit sticky, so after cutting them into squares, I set them on a plate sprinkled with extra cocoa and coconut.
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