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Paleo Bars

Paleo Bars feat

Finding healthy snack options can be somewhat of a challenge at times. With the temptation and ease of the overwhelmingly available unhealthy options it can become very tempting to stray away off the path of a nutrient dense meal plan.

These Paleo Bars courtesy of anaussiewithcrohns.com are so ridiculously easy, that you can whip them up in no time at all and make for a convenient morning or afternoon snack.

Packed with the goodness of good fats from nuts and coconut oil, the health benefits of these paleo bars include:

  • Improved heart health
  • Improved satiety
  • Stimulation in fat loss

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Add in a touch of cacao and cinnamon into the mix, and you’ve got yourself one great tasting, health concious, on-the-go snack.

Paleo Bars

Ingredients:Paleo Bars processor

  • 2 cups mixed nuts (eg. cashews, macadamias, walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts)
  • 1 cup dates (medjool or dried)
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • Cinnamon to serve (optional)

Instructions:Paleo bars processor 2

  • Process nuts in food processor until very fine.
  • Add dates with either option 1 or 2 below: 
  1. If using dried dates, put them in a microwave bowl with 1/2 cup hot water and microwave for 3 minutes.  Drain off the excess water before adding to the nuts.  
  2. If using medjool dates, take out the pits and add them to the processor.
  • Add the cacao powder and coconut oil.Paleo Bars tin
  • Process until it forms a sticky, fudgey dough. (If using medjool dates, add a Tablespoon of water if needed.
  •  Line a square 20cm (8 inch) pan with baking paper.Spread mixture evenly into the pan and place into the fridge to set.  (Put in the freezer if in a hurry.)
  • When set, cut into paleo bar size pieces and (optional) dust cinnamon over the top for added taste and to reap it’s fat burning benefits. Enjoy!
  • Store in the fridge.

Recipe & images courtesy of anaussiewithchrons.com. View the original recipe here.