Oh and the best part you ask? They take about 5 minutes to mix together the bars and 5 minutes to melt the chocolate. The worst part? Waiting for them to set in the fridge!
Almond Bars with Chocolate Crust
1 cups raw almonds
1 cup oats
1 cup oats
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons canola oil or almond oil
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tablespoons agave nectar
1 tablespoon almond extract
1 cup of high quality dark chocolate, chopped coarsely
In a food processor, process: almonds, oats, flaxseed meal, coconut, peanut butter and sea salt together until coarsely combined, about 10 seconds.
In a small bowl mix the oil, applesauce, agave nectar, and almond extract. Transfer to food processor with the almond mixture and pulse to combine .
Press the mixture into a square 8 inch pan. Refrigerate for an hour.
Melt the dark chocolate in a small bowl, using a double boiler. Stir often to avoid burning the chocolate. Spread the melted chocolate evenly on top of the almond mixture and return to refrigerator until chocolate crust forms.
Divide into bars and serve. Keep in the fridge in an airtight container.
recipe adapted from www.artsy-foodie.com