Super Chocolate Seeds & Nuts Protein Bars with Creamy Coconut

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After spending most of the morning on a curried pizza, I was not into baking, and I LOVE those raw desserts made of a whole heap of seeds and nuts. Today, I decided to use most of the new ingredients I just bought, which included the hemp hearts, and maca.

I really wasn’t sure what I was expecting, but I can say the results turned out so good, especially with the coconut.

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It’s funny while I was making this, I was looking for the packet of chia seeds which just disappeared from the face of the planet. Yes I looked EVERYWHERE and couldn’t find it, so I was like, “Damn looks like I won’t be able to use that.” So I put the stuff in the blender, ready to go. I took the photo and everything, and BAM the packet of chia seeds MAGICALLY appeared right besides the blender. I was like WTF???!

As the saying goes, you can be looking for your donkey while you’re riding it. All this time it was in front of my face and I didn’t even see it. Either that, or the chia seed ghost was nice and brought it back for me.

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So for a while, I’ve been nervous about using coconut stuff because of the high amount of saturated fats, because of my heart palpitations really, that tends to come and go (and I get paranoid about eating ANYTHING) but I’ve just been reading so much positive stuff about how the body reacts differently to the saturated fats in coconuts, so I’m just saying stuff it, I totally am gonna be using more of it.

(It tastes soooo darn good too)

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Super Chocolate Seeds & Nuts Protein Bars with Creamy Coconut

1/4 cup instant oats, ground into a flour
1/4 cup walnuts
1/4 cup hemp hearts
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1 tablespoon maca
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
1 tablespoon coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 pitted dates
1 1/2 tablespoon raisins
1 teaspoon cacao nibs
A sprinkle Himalayan/sea salt

Topping
1 tablespoon coconut butter
1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup

Add the instant oats into the blender and blend on full speed until it forms a fine powder. Then, add the walnuts, hemp hearts, chia seeds, flaxseed, maca, cacao powder, sesame seeds, coconut milk, vanilla extract, dates, raisins, cacao nibs and salt. Blend until the mixture is sticky.

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Spoon it out onto a flat surface and knead it into a rectangular shape. Cut off the edges to sharpen the corners, and keep it in the freezer.

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Spoon out a tablespoon of coconut butter. If it’s been in the fridge and hard, briefly melt it so that it’s spreadable. Add the maple syrup and stir, then drizzle it on top of the bars.

Put the bars in the freezer for about 15 minutes so the coconut butter can harden.

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Super Chocolate Seeds & Nuts Protein Bars with Creamy Coconut
Serves: 2
 

Ingredients
  • ¼ cup instant oats, ground into a flour
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup hemp hearts
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon maca
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon coconut milk
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1½ tablespoon raisins
  • 1 teaspoon cacao nibs
  • A sprinkle Himalayan/sea salt
Topping
  • 1 tablespoon coconut butter
  • ½ teaspoon pure maple syrup

Instructions
  1. Add the instant oats into the blender and blend on full speed until it forms a fine powder. Then, add the walnuts, hemp hearts, chia seeds, flaxseed, maca, cacao powder, sesame seeds, coconut milk, vanilla extract, dates, raisins, cacao nibs and salt. Blend until the mixture is sticky.
  2. Spoon it out onto a flat surface and knead it into a rectangular shape. Cut off the edges to sharpen the corners, and keep it in the freezer.
  3. Spoon out a tablespoon of coconut butter. If it’s been in the fridge and hard, briefly melt it so that it’s spreadable. Add the maple syrup and stir, then drizzle it on top of the bars.
  4. Put the bars in the freezer for about 15 minutes so the coconut butter can harden.

 

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