I’ve been tweaking and working on these bars for a few weeks. I originally tried this recipe, and made it my own. Over the past few weeks, this is what I’ve come up with…I wanted something without dried fruit…I didn’t want the extra sugar and sweetness.
3/4 cup almond meal
1 cup almonds, chopped finely
1 cup walnuts, chopped finely
2 teaspoons cinnamon (I use Penzey’s Cake or Baking Spice instead)
3 eggs, beaten
1/4-1/3 cup raw honey
1/3-1/2 cup unrefined coconut oil (total of about 3/4 cup of oil/honey combined)
1 cup shaved, unsweetened coconut
Combine the almond meal, nuts and cinnamon and mix well. Beat the eggs, melt the honey and coconut oil and add to the mixture. Mix well. Fold in coconut and pour into a square baking dish. Bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. Cool and chill overnight. Cut into squares or bars, and wrap in plastic. Store in the fridge. Makes 8 bars or 16 small squares.
You can tweak the nuts, and use just about anything you want. I’ve made these with macadamia nuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and want to try adding chocolate chips. I’m afraid to try those…not sure I’d stay out of them!