Have you ever bothered to check out the ingredients of seemingly healthy nutrition bars that claim to be a perfect snack on the go? A lot of them have sugar as the first ingredient. Which means that bar contains more sugar than any other ingredient in it, which means it has more sugar than actual oats or nuts! On top of having such a high content of sugar some of them have rows of ingredients that you can’t even pronounce. That doesn’t seem like a very healthy snack.
Here we have a recipe for a delicious and nutritious bar, that is completely sugar-free and made with Naturally Sweet Xylitol, and is loaded with wholesome ingredients like almonds, flaxseeds and coconut oil, which also has an array of benefits ranging from your health to your skin.
1 cup almonds (preferably raw and sliced may be easier, but not necessary)
1 cup almond meal
1/2 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon Vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Naturally Sweet Xylitol (or more if you want them sweeter)
Mix almond meal, almonds, flax meal, shredded coconut, almond butter and salt in a food processor.
Pulse your mixture for about 10 – 12 seconds and then set aside for a minute.
In a sauce pan melt coconut oil over low heat and add vanilla extract and Naturally Sweet Xylitol.
Add coconut oil mixture in food processor and pulse until ingredients are well mixed and looks
like a coarse paste.
Press into an 8×8 glass baking dish (you don’t need to grease your baking dish.)
Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour, until mixture hardens.
Remove from refrigerator and cut into small bars.
These bars need to be refrigerated or kept in the freezer for storage or they will get extra gooey.
These make a perfect snack on the go as they keep very well, simply cut and wrap them; they keep very well in the freezer. You can also add some xylitol sweetened chocolate pieces (or melted and drizzled on top) to make these sweeter to be enjoyed as a dessert.