Ingredients (some of mine were not organic this time - don't judge !) ;-]
Spread the almonds out evenly over the baking paper on your cookie sheet - roast for about 10 minutes on 360F (checking/turning regularly so they don't burn !)
Mmmmm doesn't your home smell wonderful !? ;-]
And into the food processor with your almonds !
Add coconut oil...
And (NON-VEGAN; optional) honey ! Careful... much honey will make them REALLY sweet !
Add as much or as little of each ingredient as you like...play around a little ! See what gets you the right consistency of "almond butter" !
You'll have to keep scraping down the sides of the food processor - you could alternatively just buy almond butter, but that's just no fun, is it !
That's starting to look smooth enough...I like some almond pieces in my bars !
I decided to process the chocolate and plums last minute because my last batch crumbled a bit too much for my liking ...
Spread your oats out evenly on the same cookie sheet and toast for a similar amount of time in the oven, making sure they don't burn...
Yummy toasted oats !
Combine tasty almond butter mix with your oats as evenly as you can - otherwise you'll lose oats as you munch !
Ok, so my mixture turned out too sticky this time and - after a serious(ly sticky) nervous breakdown trying to spread them out - I devised this ingenious plan...
To cover the mixture with another sheet of baking paper ! This allowed me to push the mixture outward from the middle until it was flat and filled the cookie sheet !
See how beautiful that is ! Flat and uniform !
Put them in the freezer to set...
Yum ! All natural protein bars ! No added sugars, powders, or chemicals with scientific names. The power of the nut !
These will stay in the fridge for some days (not that they will last that long !) ;-] You shouldn't really let them get too hot though because they start to crumble (no hot yoga for these babies!)
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- 1.0c Almonds
- 2.0c Rolled oats (gluten-free)
- 5.0Tbsp Dark maple syrup (organic)
- 1.0Tbsp Coconut oil (organic)
- 3.0Tbsp Dark chocolate (organic)
- 3.0Tbsp Dried plums (organic)
- 2.0Tbsp Honey (optional - not vegan)
- Baking paper
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