Almond Bars with Chocolate Topping

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Wow, these bars are like to die for, seriously. I am so lucky to say that I eat these kinds of foods for breakfast, because it literally is a blessing to have it first thing in the morning. The annoying thing is, you have to wait a while for it to set, but then again, it would be the same if you were waiting for it to bake.

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For this recipe, I used roasted almonds because I just like the taste better. As for the oil, I used walnut oil, but you can pretty much use any oil you prefer, such as olive oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, etc.

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When you’re blending the ingredients, don’t forget to use the food tamper to press down, since the amount of stuff in there is quite little and you may need to give it an extra push. Remember, I used a Vitamix blender, so I don’t know if other blenders can guarantee similar results with this amount of ingredients.

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So anyway, OMG THESE ARE JUST WAY TOO AWESOME! I wanted more!!

This is the first time I really used cacao butter for a bar, which was an awesome experience. I know the same kind of thing can be made by combining some coconut oil, maple syrup and cacao powder and freezing it, so you may like to try that as well!

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Almond Bars with Chocolate Topping

Topping
1/4 cup cacao butter (blocks)
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 tablespoon coconut sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Bars
1/3 cup whole almonds (I used roasted)
1/4 cup & 2 tablespoons oat flour
2 tablespoons golden flaxseed meal
1 tablespoon lucuma
1 tablespoon finely shredded coconut
5 pitted dates
1 tablespoon walnut oil
1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cacao nibs

Topping: Put the cacao butter in a small saucepan and turn the heat on medium high (5) and heat it for 3-4 minutes until the cacao butter has completely melted and has become a liquid.

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Then, add the cacao powder, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract. Turn the heat off and give the mixture a lot of stirs until everything is mixed evenly and dissolved.

Put the chocolate mixture in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to harden a little.

Bars: Combine all the ingredients for the bars into a blender and blend on high speed with a food tamper until it becomes a sticky mixture. You may need to open it, use a spoon to mix it around and blend again. Once done, spoon the mixture onto a mini bread pan with a thin layer of parchment paper underneath.

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Press the mixture down with a spoon and even the top so that it’s completely flat. Once the chocolate mixture has thickened (should not be solid), take it out of the fridge and drizzle it on top.

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Allow the chocolate mixture to cover the top completely. Then, put it into the freezer for 5-10 minutes until the chocolate mixture on top sets, then cut into small bars.

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Almond Bars with Chocolate Topping
Serves: 2
 

Ingredients
Topping
  • ¼ cup cacao butter (blocks)
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Bars
  • ⅓ cup whole almonds (I used roasted)
  • ¼ cup & 2 tablespoons oat flour
  • 2 tablespoons golden flaxseed meal
  • 1 tablespoon lucuma
  • 1 tablespoon finely shredded coconut
  • 5 pitted dates
  • 1 tablespoon walnut oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cacao nibs

Instructions
  1. Topping: Put the cacao butter in a small saucepan and turn the heat on medium high (5) and heat it for 3-4 minutes until the cacao butter has completely melted and has become a liquid.
  2. Then, add the cacao powder, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract. Turn the heat off and give the mixture a lot of stirs until everything is mixed evenly and dissolved.
  3. Put the chocolate mixture in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to harden a little.
  4. Bars: Combine all the ingredients for the bars into a blender and blend on high speed with a food tamper until it becomes a sticky mixture. You may need to open it, use a spoon to mix it around and blend again. Once done, spoon the mixture onto a mini bread pan with a thin layer of parchment paper underneath.
  5. Press the mixture down with a spoon and even the top so that it’s completely flat. Once the chocolate mixture has thickened (should not be solid), take it out of the fridge and drizzle it on top.
  6. Allow the chocolate mixture to cover the top completely. Then, put it into the freezer for 5-10 minutes until the chocolate mixture on top sets, then cut into small bars.


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2 comments

  1. Trinity

    They look amazing. I am delighted to see that you’ve discovered the joys of lucama too. It adds something quite divine to these special healthy treats. I am so in love with your photos too!!!
    Keep up the beautiful inspiration and thank you for sharing.

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