These grain-free Almond Goji Energy Bars are made of just nuts, fruit, coconut, eggs and love! (Drizzle with unsweetened chocolate if desired) | Fresh Planet Flavor

I made a healthy snack today. I’m constantly experimenting with things to grab and chew between the office and the gym, so consider this another recipe in the pre-workout category, although these are delicious any time, with or without a workout. I love a good homemade energy bar in terms of concept, because store-bought ones so frequently disappoint. Loaded with sugar and “gluten-free” trickery, hard-ass dried fruit, chocolate that just doesnโ€™t taste quite right if you close your eyes. I decided to tackle this project myself, using readily-available ingredients like dates and almonds, plus goji berries for a touch of color and exoticism. I forgot that gojis stain a dough orange if you cut them into the other ingredients with a blender, but no harm done. . . the sunny color of these only adds to their appeal.

These are super easy to adapt, too. Simply use whatever nuts you like best or have on hand, and whatever dried fruit is available to substitute for the goji berries. Maybe next time I’ll add a touch of cinnamon or vanilla, but these babies are wonderful as is. They’re moderately more easier to cut if chilled, and are a bit crumbly as you take a bite, but will stick together at room temperature, which is a definite must-have for workout fuel snagged on the go. These energy bars are nutty, a bit chewy, a bit crumbly, keep well and are super filling. I cut them small and ration them out: one per day or Iโ€™d eat the whole pan. ๐Ÿ˜‰

These grain-free Almond Goji Energy Bars are made of just nuts, fruit, coconut, eggs and love! (Drizzle with unsweetened chocolate if desired) | Fresh Planet Flavor

So give these a whirl, and feel free to leave off the fancy chocolate drizzle and bee pollen. I simply can’t leave well enough alone where toppings are concerned. Drizzle! Sprinkle! All the things. If you make these, give me a shout in the comments and let me know how it went.  Big hugs to all of you this week. xoxo

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Almond Goji Energy Bars

Preparation 15 mins 2017-12-16T00:15:00+00:00
Cook Time 25 mins 2017-12-16T00:25:00+00:00
Serves 9     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • Bars
  • 3 cups almonds
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup goji berries
  • 1/2 cup packed pitted dates
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil, plus more for greasing pan
  • 3 eggs
  • Pinch salt
  • Toppings
  • 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • Bee pollen
  • Almonds
  • Goji berries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ยฐ F. Grease an 8" square cake pan, set aside.
  2. Place the ingredients for the bars in a food processor, and pulse until a coarse, chunky dough has formed.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the greased pan, press into an even layer. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes or until browned.
  4. Once fully cooked, remove from the oven and let cool in the pan then slice and serve. If desired, top with melted chocolate, bee pollen, more almonds and goji berries.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 505kcal Calories from fat 368
% Daily Value
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 59mg 2%
Carbohydrate 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 12g
Protein 14g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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