Mocha Protein Nut Bars Recipe

As one who eats very few animal products, I am often looking for creative ways to add protein into my diet. This Mocha Protein Nut Bars recipe  qualifies for raw, gluten free, free of added sugar, vegan,  and high protein all in one.

Best of all, these nut bars are delicious!

MOCHA PROTEIN NUT BARS

Blend together in Vita-mix or high speed blender:

1 cup raw organic pecans

1 cup raw organic walnuts

8 drops coffee essential oil

1/2 t. unrefined sea salt

You will  need to pulse several times to make a fine ground that is the texture of a dry chunky nut butter.  When the mix holds together fairly well, scrape it out into a small bowl and add:

3 Tablespoons of Sunwarrior Classic Protein Powder (chocolate flavor) or another chocolate protein powder of your choice

4 dates, without seeds

4 Tablespoons pure organic chocolate powder or cocoa

Stir well.  Shape into small bars or round cookies.  You can eat them right away, or put them in the fridge for up to 24 hours.

If you would like, you can also make a chocolate topping.  It is not vegan, unless you use the vegan substitution.

CAFE TOPPING

Combine in a small bowl:

2 cups plain yogurt with live cultures (we use home made goat milk yogurt)

1/2 teaspoon stevia powder (to taste)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (we use an alcohol free version)

8 drops coffee essential oil

Spread the topping over bars just before serving.  This is a rich and flavorful dessert or snack that everyone will enjoy.

Vegan substitution:  Instead of using yogurt, substitute 2 cups of coconut cream, or culinary coconut milk that has been refrigerated for at least 1 hour.  The vegan version will be a little thinner, but still delicious!

 

 


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