Welcome to my newest obsession…
I seriously can’t even explain how good these ‘candy bars’ are. I honestly don’t know what to call them besides candy because they are that damn good. Oh, and they only have 1 tbsp of honey in the entire batch…which makes A LOT. Maybe you have heard of fat bombs, which are tasty little treats that are not only a delicious little sweet, but amazing for energy, balancing blood sugar, and keeping your hormones in check. If so, you can expect to see something very similar here, but with a twist.This candy bar has a layer of what I would normally call a fat bomb, on top of a delicious and crunchy cookie-esque bar. What’s also great is that these are very versatile and can be made to your liking. For instance, many of you may want to make these vegan, so just take out the ghee and add more coconut oil. I personally love that insane ghee flavor and the health benefits, but if that’s not for you, then just remove it!
These bars are also raw and loaded with so many essential fatty acids from different sources that you are going to be feeling amazing. I’m a huge believer in high quality higher fat diets to give your body the essential fats that it needs to support blood sugar balance, hormone production, brain health, sex drive, overall energy, and cellular function. Did you know that our brains are our fattiest organ, with up to 60% of the brain being fat? So feed your brain what it needs to function optimally!I used a variety of nuts and seeds to provide a wide array of nutrients and fatty acids. Every food has its own unique health benefits and array of nutrients, which is why consuming a variety of different foods is so important. I use sprouted nuts and seeds because it makes them more easily digestible and increases the bioavailability of nutrients. You can check out all of the benefits of coconut, almonds, walnuts, and pumpkin seeds on my pantry staples page!
I also added in high quality proteins from plant and animal sources, which can again be switched up based on your preferences. I used collagen in the topping because it is flavorless, but also adds a lot of amino acids that are so beneficial for our joints and overall health!
If you haven’t figured it out by now…these are a total powerhouse of nutrients. Not only does it contain all of the above ingredients, but you even have the added benefits of cacao and maca. Cacao is high in iron, magnesium, relaxing theobromine, is energizing and absolutely delicious! Maca is also energizing and is an adaptogenic herb that is amazing for your hormones, especially when your libido is low.
Okay okay, let’s get to the recipe!
- Bottom Layer:
- 2 scoops Life's Abundance Pea Protein Pwder
- 2 cups coconut flakes
- ½ cup sprouted pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup almonds
- ¼ cup walnuts
- ¼ cup flax seeds
- 1-2 tbsp ghee (optional; depending on your blender/ food processor and the texture produced)
- salt to taste
- Top Layer:
- ¼ cup ghee
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp cacao powder
- 1 tbsp maca powder
- 2 tbsp collagen powder
- salt to taste
- In your food processor, process the entire bottom layer together, except the flax seeds, until sticky. This may take a while because you are basically turning them into nut butters. If you have a blendtec, use the twister jar attachment.
- Add the flax seeds in and blend/process again- I like to leave them chunky for texture.
- For the top layer, Melt coconut oil and ghee in a pan and then add in the other ingredients. Stir together well !
- Form the bottom layer and press onto a pan, then pour the top mixture on top! For the design that I made, use a nut butter and swirl it in! Sprinkle with salt for an extra caramel flavor.
- Place in the freezer for at least 15 minutes, cut and enjoy!
I am absolutely sure you will enjoy this recipe and cannot wait to see all of your beautiful creations. Don’t forget to follow on Instagram @holisticrendezvous and hashtag #holisticrendezvous with your re-creations!