Packed full of flavor and healthy ingredients, these bars are a great snack that will fill you between meals. The food processor does all the work for you, so everything comes together quickly. The chocolate layer can be left off if you desire, but I think it adds that little something that makes the difference. Enjoy!
2 C. raw almonds
1/2 C. flax meal (ground flax seeds)
1/2 C. shredded coconut
1/2 C. unsalted almond butter (or any other nut butter)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C. coconut oil
1-2 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
2-3 tsp. vanilla extract
a few squares chocolate of choice
Place almonds, flax meal, shredded coconut, almond butter and salt in a food processor. Pulse briefly, about 10 seconds. In a small saucepan or microwave, melt coconut oil. Stir sweeteners and vanilla into oil. Add coconut oil mixture to food processor and pulse until ingredients form a coarse paste. Press mixture into an 8×8 glass baking dish. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour, until mixture hardens.
In a small saucepan or microwave, melt chocolate. Spread melted chocolate over bars; return to refrigerator for 30 minutes, until chocolate hardens. Remove from refrigerator, cut into bars and serve.