So — I was on my way home from the gym today + all I wanted was a candy bar [*wide eyeball emoji*]. Instead, I decided to pull out a couple power foods + whip up a lil’ something that can be used as a great post sweat sesh pick-me-up ++ satisfy my sweet tooth. You guys need to try this — you’ll never want a candy bar again.
This recipe truly is the perfect alternative to unhealthy//processed candy bars. These little squares are FULL of nutrients – healthy fats, a good amount of protein, fiber, + antioxidants. + not to mention, they’re super tasty : ) I apologize in advance if you can’t resist going back for seconds!
½ cup Chia Seeds
¼ cup Sunflower Seeds
1/3 cup Dry Roasted Almonds – chopped
1/3 cup Walnuts – chopped
¼ cup Cranberries
½ cup Cocoa Powder
1 cup Peanut Butter*
½ cup Honey*
Coconut oil – as needed to grease pan
*optional — 2 tsp Flax seed
*May need a little more honey depending on the peanut butter you use – I used one that must be kept refrigerated, so it was a little thinner.
1] Grease an 8X8 pan with coconut oil.
2] Mix all ingredients together – you might get an arm workout here *arm pump emoji*, things are a little sticky! This may take about 5-10 minutes to get everything combined. If the mixture seems too dry, add a splash of almond milk.
3] Press evenly into the greased pan + chill for an hour. Cut into squares + dust with additional cocoa powder or coconut flakes [optional] + enjoy! Store bites in the refrigerator or freezer for later! YUUM.
+Alexa, RD + VirtCHAARG Girl from Cincy