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Children are snackers. I be certain that they’ve a filling and nutrient-packed breakfast each morning and I don’t encourage snacking close to mealtime. Nevertheless, after they’re taking part in outdoors and burning off vitality or going via a development spurt they’re going to want snacks now and again.
These chocolate coconut vitality bars match the invoice completely. They’re tasty, stuffed with fiber and wholesome fat, and so they’re fast and simple to make.
three Styles of Wellness Mama Vitality Bars
I really like the comfort of vitality bars, however I don’t love the elements in store-bought ones. So, in fact, I’ve created my very own variations.
My first and one in every of my very most favourite creations is my wellness energy bars. The elements are easy: chopped nuts, pureed dates and raisins for sweetness and binding the entire thing collectively, and cinnamon. It’s easy, tasty, nutritious, and transportable.
Subsequent, I created chia seed energy bars. I really like to make use of chia seeds due to their superior nutrient attributes. They’re stuffed with fiber, antioxidants, calcium, omega-3s, and provides a fantastic vitality enhance. Learn extra about them in this post.
Lastly, I’ve created the star of this put up; the chocolate coconut vitality bar. I needed a recipe that might be largely coconut-based and nut-free. And the youngsters had one request… chocolate!
Chocolate Coconut Vitality Bars
These bars come collectively actually rapidly with minimal dishes. To make the combination chocolatey I take advantage of a mix of cocoa butter and cocoa powder.
For those who aren’t acquainted with cocoa butter, don’t be intimidated! Each cocoa butter and powder come from cacao seeds and are used to make chocolate. Cocoa butter is the fats of the cacao seeds and is available in a block or generally skinny wafers (that are simpler to make use of). I purchase mine on Amazon here.
For those who don’t have cocoa butter and don’t wish to trouble with it, you possibly can completely simply use extra coconut oil. The bars received’t be fairly as wealthy, however they’ll nonetheless be very scrumptious.
An essential observe on these vitality bars: in contrast to my wellness vitality bars, these aren’t transportable. The low melting level of the cocoa butter and coconut oil implies that they should be stored cool to take care of their form. After they’re chilled I lower them into bars and maintain them within the fridge.
These yummy vitality bars have been an enormous hit! Do you ever make snack bars at dwelling? What’s your favourite recipe? I would strive one thing with dried cherries subsequent. This one seems like my sort of recipe.
Chocolate Coconut Vitality Bars Recipe
A straightforward, wholesome, grain-free vitality bar made with chocolate, coconut, and honey for an energy-boosting snack.
Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper.
Soften the coconut oil and cocoa butter in a small pan over low warmth.
Add the honey and stir nicely.
Whisk within the cocoa powder, shredded coconunt, and chia seeds.
Add the vanilla and stevia tincture, if utilizing.
Pour the combination into the ready baking dish and refrigerate for 1 hour or till hardened (you can even freeze it to hurry up the method).
Lower into bars and revel in!
Serving: 1bar | Energy: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fats: 25g | Saturated Fats: 20g | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
Ever made your personal vitality bars? What taste do you like? Share under!