Need your chocolate fix? Do you like coconut? This is the best! I recently bought a Lara Bar for the first time when I was away from home and wanted something relatively healthy to eat until I could get home.
I decided to give it a ‘google’ for homemade recipes and stumbled upon Mom’s Kitchen Handbook blog and found a recipe that I modified just a little to make it totally raw! I also wondered what the nutritional content was so I used Sparkpeople.com’s Recipe Calculator!
Raw Coconut-Chocolate Energy Bar
10 Dates (Pitted)
1/3 C + 1 T Shredded Coconut (Fresh for Raw)
1 T Chia Seed
3 T Cocoa Powder (Raw/Unsweetened)
1/3 C Almonds
1/2 C Pecans or Walnuts
Soak dates for about 3 hours & remove pits.
In food chopper or food processor, chop all nuts then set aside in bowl.
Process dates in chopper or processor
Add remaining ingredients except for 1 T Coconut.
Process together until ingredients are well mixed and are sticking together.
Line a 6 x 6 pan with parchment paper
Pour mixture onto parchment paper and firmly pack down til flat or you can roll into 8 equal sized balls.
For bars: Sprinkle 1 T coconut on top and press down til it sticks
For balls: Roll balls in coconut
Raw Coconut-Chocolate Energy Bars
| 8 Servings
Amount Per Serving
|Total Fat||2.0 g|
|Saturated Fat||1.4 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.3 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.1 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||24.8 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3.7 g|
|Vitamin A||0.9 %|
|Vitamin B-12||0.0 %|
|Vitamin B-6||4.0 %|
|Vitamin C||0.2 %|
|Vitamin D||0.0 %|
|Vitamin E||0.2 %|
|Pantothenic Acid||2.6 %|
|*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|