Heavenly Chocolate Nutty Bars
Makes 20 squares
Ingredients: (use organic)
2 cups walnuts
½ cup almond butter
¼ cup melted Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
½ cup coconut palm sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
Chocolate Layer Ingredients: (use organic)
½ cup melted Garden of Life Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
½ cup maple syrup
¼ cup cacao powder
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Place walnuts, salt and sugar into a food processor using the “s” blade and process for 10 to 15 seconds. Add coconut oil and almond butter and process again for another 20 seconds. The batter will be goopy at first, but it will firm up once it is refrigerated. Press this mixture down into a brownie pan and refrigerate for about 10 minutes.
For the chocolate, place all ingredients into a blender (or you can use the food processor again) and blend until smooth. Pour the chocolate sauce over the nut batter and refrigerate again for about 2 hours before cutting into squares and serving. Chocolate nutty bars last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or up to one month in the freezer.
Recipe courtesy of Gwen (Marzano) Eager, Garden of Life Educator and Certified RAW, Vegan Chef