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Green Goddess Bars

April 11, 2017

Get ready for the best energy bars you’ve ever had, seriously. Oh, and they’re made with 100% natural ingredients making them totally healthy too – isn’t that the best? Well maybe it’s just me, but I always find it disappointing when I’m looking for a bar to have on the go, but almost every option in the store is either loaded with refined sugars or ingredients that you can’t even pronounce. So, I decided to stop settling for the “but this one has nuts, so it’s healthy…right?” option and decided to start making my own. I know it sounds impossibly overwhelming, but I promise that it’s so much easier than you think.

These green goddess bars have officially become a staple piece at my place. I find them perfect for that 3 pm sweet tooth craving (admit it, you get that too), or even as a late-night snack. The recipe initially came from my mom who introduced them to me a little while back, so I can’t exactly take credit. But I fell in love and before I knew it, I was making double batches because I couldn’t even keep them in the house! Seriously, I could have turned into a green goddess myself if that was a real thing…

The lightly glazed chocolate top, coupled with its superfood ingredients gives them an indulgent, yet healthy taste that will keep you feeling satisfied and guilt-free throughout the day.

I could go on and on about these little squares of joy, but I won’t keep you too long so that you can go and make them for yourselves and see what I’m talking about it!

Green Goddess Bars

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sunflower seed butter I use sunbutter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut butter I use coconut mana

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw, hulled sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup raw, organic raisins
  • 1/3 cup raw sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp wheatgrass powder
  • 1 tsp spirulina powder excellent plant-based protein source

For The Glaze

  • 1 cup organic dark chocolate chips I use enjoy life dairy-free brand
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk original flavour works too

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized pot, melt the sunflower seed butter, coconut butter, and maple syrup on low heat. Stir occasionally until completely melted. Remove from heat.

  2. While that simmers gently on a low heat, in a large bowl mix together dry ingredients. 

  3. Once the dry ingredients are mixed together, you should have a vibrant green museli-like combination. Transfer these dry ingredients into the pot and stir to combine until a dough is formed. 

  4. Line a dish with parchment paper. Use your hands to transfer the green goddess dough into the dish and lightly kneed it until approx 1/4 inch thick. 

  5. In a separate pot, add almond milk and stir on medium-high heat. Once warm, reduce heat and combine chocolate chips. Stir vigorously until you've reached a melted chocolate consistency. 

  6. Pour a thin layer of the melted chocolate on top of the green goddess mixture. 

  7. Refrigerate and let cool for 1 hour

  8. Remove from fridge and cut into bars or snacking squares. Enjoy! 

 

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