Congrats to Caren Random Generator #9 - winner of the Butter!!
When I received my jar of Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter I have to tell you it was hard to pry my nose away from sniffing the AMAZING aroma. The taste, well let’s just say it tasted like it smelled and I really had a hard time not plopping down on the couch and start dipping in a chocolate bar! OH my! I resisted the urge and just ate a spoonful. They make it from organic dried coconut and organic Valencia peanuts. Scroll down with how to enter to win your own jar!
Now on to my recipe! This is one of my favorites. It is good for you, completely fills you up and reminds me of a dense Lara Bar. Usually I use almond butter, but for fun I used the Coconut Peanut Butter. It was delicious.
Date and Nut Power Bar ~ yes! Gluten Free and Sugar Free!!!
(adapted from ElanasPantry)
2 c. Almonds
1/4 c. Chia seeds (or any seeds ground in coffee grinder or blender)
1/2 c. Dates (or any extra sweet dried fruit)
1/2 c Shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1/2 c. Coconut Peanut Butter (or “butter” of your choice)
1/2 tsp. Sea salt
1/2 c. Coconut oil (melted)
1 Tbsp. Agave Nectar (maple syrup or honey works too)
3 Tsp. Vanilla extract
Optional: a few squares of dark chocolate or carob, melted for topping.
Place almonds, seeds, dried dates, shredded coconut, nut butter and salt in a food processor. Pulse briefly for about 10 seconds. In a small sauce pan, melt coconut oil over very low heat. Remove coconut oil from stove, stir sweetener and vanilla into oil. Add coconut oil mixture to food processor and pulse until ingredients form a coarse paste. press mixture into an 7x11 baking dish. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour (or till hardens)
For optional chocolate lovers, melt chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat. Spread melted chocolate over bars and return to refrigerator for 30 minutes or till hardens.
Cut into bars and serve! Makes 12 bars. Store in refrigerator or wrap each bar individually and freeze for a healthy fun snack on the go!.
Of course I would LOVE to give you a chance to try Coconut Peanut Butter for free so here’s how to enter. ENDS: Wed Aug. 31
1. Leave a comment below, have you ever tried these type of nut bars??
2. You don't need to be a follower or subscriber to enter the contest but while you are here take a look around and if you like what you see and decide to become one, (or are one) please leave a separate comment letting me know as this will give you your second entry.
3. If you would like to subscribe to Tropical Traditions Sales Newsletter leave a comment you did so and it will give you another entry for a total of three entries.
Good luck my friends!