I have been very rushed lately being pulled in many different directions. Sorry it took me until today to post these.
Since my food allergies, I miss chocolate bars. You know all those ones in the stores that we just can’t eat anymore. Even if it wasn’t for the allergies, I just couldn’t get past all of the ingredients that I can’t pronounce and have no idea what they are. I do make and enjoy my Almond Toffee Bites. Sometimes you want some variety!
Those who know me, or read this blog, know that I
like well Love Chocolate I love making and having everyone enjoy these bars. BTW, they are grandchildren approved! I hope that you and your’s enjoy them just as much!
Salted Cashew Chewy Bars (Gluten free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Vegan/ Paleo)
2 c. almond flour/meal (Or any ground nuts)
1/4 c. plus 1/2 c. honey (use maple syrup for vegan)
1/4 c. plus 1/2 c. coconut oil
2 Tbsp ground flax or ground chia
1/3 c. water
5 Tbsp. raw cacao or cocoa
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. chopped cashews (Or any chopped nuts)
1 tsp. coarse sea salt (Optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together flax and water, let sit for five minutes. Then add in 1/4 c. honey and 1/4 c.coconut oil with almond flour. Press into parchment paper lined 9 by 13 pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
In a pan melt 1/2 c. honey, 1/2 c. coconut oil; cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, let boil one minute. Remove from heat, stir in cacao and vanilla. Pour evenly over crust and bake for ten more minutes.
Remove from the oven and top with chopped cashews and coarse sea salt.
Let cool then cut into bars. Store in the fridge or freezer.