I got a totally, random taste for something sweet, like a baked good. I really don’t even know where this was coming from. Baked goods just aren’t my thing. I love making them, but with real & raw ingredients. The kind that don’t give me a tummy ache, access bloating, or a crashed feeling. Then I thought, “Well, actually just a chocolate protein bar would probably hit the spot.” Do I really feel like going to the grocery store for 1 thing when I was already there this morning for a big list? Not so much. Hmmmm…
Ah ha!! I’ve got some almond butter, cacao powder, & some other goods here. I whipped out a bowl, started pouring things in, and mixing. One initial, tiny taste so far…magic! Just what I was craving. I’ve gotta roll these out into bars! Oops did I forget to record the measurements of each ingredients again? Yeah I’m not real slick on tracking those details. I just kinda know how much of what to throw in there. BUT!!! I can come close. You are always welcome to adjust as your heart desires just like any other recipe. Well, are you ready for this super simple, snackin treat?
Sweet Tooth Bars:
- 1.5 c almond butter
- 1 to 1.5 cups vanilla protein powder
- 2.5 tbsp cacao powder
- 1.5 tbsp ghee butter
- 2 tbsp raw, local honey
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp flax seeds
- *You can feel free to add goji berries , nuts, and anything else you like.
Mix everything together in a medium bowl. Don’t mix with your spatula like me; they break.
Roll batter into a ball and place on top of a sheet of parchment paper on a counter.
With a rolling pin, roll out the batter so it’s still thick. The thinner you roll them, the more you’ll have, but they start to stick to the rolling pin. (The ghee butter does a great job of not allowing the batter to stick to the rolling pin.)
Take a knife and cut your batter into bars, & place bars on a plate & stick them in the freezer for at least an hour.
*this recipe should be taste tested as you go. That’s the only way you’ll know if you’ll enjoy the finally product. If you like them sweeter, add more honey or some maple syrup.
Most of all, have fun with it! Make up some of your own add ins. What do you have that you could toss in? Crushed nuts, cacao nibs, coconut shreds, dried cranberry or sliced dates?
Wondering why I pick the ingredients I do? For 1, there’s mega health benefits to each. Secondly, they make me feel a heck of a lot better than white sugar, white flour, & processed oils. Check ’em out…
Cacao powder/nibs: Loaded within magnesium!! Something we totally lack, but our body needs this nutrient to sleep better, keep our blood pressure even, fight inflammation, & kidney disease. Common cocoa powder is overly processed, has added fillers, & lacks nutritional value.
Chia seeds: they’re a healthy fat and protein. These seeds are loaded with omega 3 fatty acids and fiber. They also kept you hydrated. Chia seeds are super versatile so if you haven’t used them yet, jump on it!
Flax seeds. Besides there’s beautiful, nutty flavor, these seeds balance your hormones, give you clear skin, aid in digestion, fight cancer, & lower your cholesterol. You can even blend then to make a flax powder!
Ghee butter is super delish. 4th&Hearth was nice enough to send me their Madagascar vanilla bean flavor. Ohhhh so good in making sweets from scratch. Ghee is a healthy fati like to use in baking a cooking as it has a high smoke point.
Let me know when you make your Sweet Tooth Bars! What did you add?!