Dark Chocolate Almond Protein Bars

Yields 8 protein chewy bars
Serving size: 1 bar
Protein: 14 grams
Carbohydrates: 13 grams

yield:
servings:8
prep time:5 min
cook time:13 min
ready in:20 min
kymross630
I am a young, passionate paleohack and outdoor freak. I create things in the kitchen, so I am here to share a little.
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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup almond meal (Trader Joe's brand)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 Tbs almond butter
  • 1/4 cup raw pepitas
  • 2 scoops whey protein concentrate(the grass fed cow kind) OR any other protein powder of your choice
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • a big WHOPPIN spoonful of coconut oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 whole bar Ghirardelli's 100% baking cocoa
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of stevia
  • 8 dried apricots (halved for garnish)
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Mix together all ingredients in a bowl except for the apricots and stevia.
  • Pat evenly into a small baking pan (about 6 inch by 12 inch) and place the 16 halved apricot pieces in 4x4 rows evenly spaced.
  • Place in the oven for about 13 minutes until you see the oil bubbling on top.
  • Take the pan out and let sit for a minute. Heat about 3 Tbs coconut oil up in the microwave with a pinch of sea salt and the pinch of stevia for sweetness.
  • After it is completely melted, drizzle the oil all over the pan and let it sink in.
  • If you want you can make little dollops of almond butter on top of the bars for a little extra yumminess.
  • Let this cool for 10 minutes and then cut into 8 pieces, each piece containing 2 halves of apricot.

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