No Bake Almond Joy Breakfast Bars

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You know how I know when I’ve made something good?  It disappears.

Quickly.  Like the next DAY.

That can both be a good thing and a bad thing.

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You see, as my journey of eating unprocessed foods evolves, I’m finding myself turning more towards a plant based way of eating.  I can’t seem to find ANY research that goes against it.   I enjoy eating less processed foods and enjoy experimenting making new ones.  I feel better, have more energy and less joint pain.

So when I make snacks like these Almond Joy Breakfast Bars I kind of EXPECT them to be there the next day when I want one ….

Do you think that happens?   Nope.

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But that’s ok.  I just smile at the empty wrapper that’s left in the fridge for me.

I LOVE having bars around the house.  As hard as I try not to snack, sometimes it just happens and having something with protein right at my fingertips is ideal!

This batch makes 12 bars, it is a no bake recipe.  It uses raw almonds and dates as the base.

Then some other yummies are added like coconut and almond extract.  You do NOT need to add the chocolate chips.  There are literally just a handful and it’s just enough to taste the chocolate.  But feel free to omit them if you choose.

Throw all the ingredients into a food processor… whirl baby whirl …. and press into a square pan lined with parchment paper.  Press down HARD and refrigerate.

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No Bake Almond Joy Breakfast Bars

A great no bake bar that takes minutes to make. Almonds, dates, coconut, oats and mini chips. Great as a snack or breakfast on the go.

Nutritional Information is Approximate:
Cal 263; Fat 16.2 gr; Potassium 305 mg; Carbs 28.7 gr; Friber 4.8 gr; Sugar 18.2 gr; Protein 5.6 gr

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw unsalted almonds
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 12 Medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons organic ground flax seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic almond extract
  • 3 Tablespoons organic mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2-3 Tablespoons water

Instructions

  1. Place the almonds in a food processor and give it a few pulses to break up the almonds (Caution: This will be loud)
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients except the water and again, pulse for about 30 seconds
  3. Add the water 1 Tablespoon at a time until a ball forms and the mixture comes together
  4. Add the chocolate chips (optional) and pulse a few times to combine
  5. Line a square 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper and add the mixture
  6. Press down until the mixture reaches all sides and corner and is flat. Using another piece of parchment paper is helpful to push it down
  7. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, cut into squares

Notes

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If you like bars as much as I do then be sure to try some of the other recipes we’ve made:

Cashew Almond Bars

cashew almond bars

Chocolate and Peanut Lara Bars

chocolate peanut lara bars

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Comments

  1. Yum, these bars look so good. I’m always looking for healthy breakfast ideas and I think my family would love these.

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