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Chocolate Coconut Energy Bars via Wellness Mama

"I love the convenience of energy bars, but I don’t love the ingredients in most of them! I’ve made date and nut based energy bars and chia seed energy bars ( a favorite at our house), but I’ve been experimenting with a recipe that would be largely coconut based, nut free and a healthy alternative to sugary snacks when my kids are around other kids.

These have been a big hit! The only downside is that they have to be refrigerated to keep their firmness, but taste-wise, they are wonderful! Do you ever make snack bars at home? What’s your favorite recipe?"

Homemade-Grain-Free-Chocolate-Coconut-Energy-Bar-Recipe

Photo: Katie / Wellness Mama

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An easy, healthy, grain-free energy bar made with chocolate, coconut and honey for an energy-boosting snack.
Author: Wellness Mama
Recipe type: Snack
Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Cocoa Butter (28-30 wafers)
  • ½ cup Coconut Oil
  • ¼ cup (or more to taste) honey
  • ½ cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1-1/5 cups Shredded Coconut
  • ½ cup Chia Seeds (optional, can use extra Shredded Coconut instead)
  • vanilla to taste (optional)
  • Stevia tincture for extra sweetness (optional, to taste)
Instructions
  1. Melt the cocoa butter in a small pan over low heat.
  2. Add coconut oil and melt.
  3. Add honey and stir well.
  4. Stir in cocoa powder.
  5. Stir in chia seeds (optional) and/or Shredded Coconut.
  6. Add vanilla, stevia tincture or other flavors to taste (optional).
  7. Pour into a parchment paper lined 9×13 baking dish and refrigerate for 1 hour or until hardened (can also freeze).
  8. Cut into squares/bars and enjoy!
Notes
I don’t recommend eating these in the evening! They tend to give a little too much energy!
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