Happy Tuesday! Hope your week is off to a great start! Trying to get back into the swing of things after our long weekend. It is amazing how much catch up is required after just a couple of days away.
I wanted to pop in to share a new recipe with you. I love snack bars of all kinds (RX Bars, Larabars and Quest Bars are my current faves). They are just so convenient to keep in a purse, desk or gym bag, and help prevent me from hitting up a vending machine when the hungries strike. But they can get pricey. I also love knowing exactly what is in my food, so I often try to make variations at home. Which leads me to this…
Homemade Chocolate Coconut RX Bars! These are no bake, come together super quick and pack a healthy dose of protein.
Homemade Chocolate Coconut (Copycat) RX Bars:
Makes 6 bars
- 12 Tablespoons Egg White Powder (I got mine from Trader Joes)
- 18 pitted dates
- 1/3 Cup raw almonds
- 1/3 Cup cashews
- 1.5 Tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1-2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (depending on how chocolaty you like it)
- Pinch salt
- 1-3 Tablespoons of water (if needed)
Directions: Add all ingredients, with the exception of the water, to the food processor. Began blending until all ingredients are finally chopped and beginning to form a ball. If the mixture is too dry and is not beginning to form a ball, slowly add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture becomes sticky and starts to ball up. The combined product should resemble a grainy dough, with no visible dry ingredients. Once mixed, scoop into an 8 x 8 dish that has been lined with parchment paper. Press down into pan, forming a smooth, even sheet of the mixture. Cover and place in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes to allow to set. Cut into bars and enjoy!