Power Bars

For the past few months I have been playing around with paleo power bar recipes. When I’m on the go I want to grab something that is packed with nutrition, not too sweet, and plenty tasty.

I’ve made this grain-free power bar recipe a bunch of times now. My taste testers (that would be my husband who is a very direct and stringent critic) have given it their official seal of approval (that would be eating an entire tray in two days flat).

When I saw Heidi’s video I knew it was time to share my paleo power bars recipe. Heidi is my favorite food blogger and author of the delightful book, Super Natural Cooking. In Heidi’s video, her voice is so soothing and the content so tranquil that it might put you into a trance. It has gorgeous shots of California’s Big Sur interspersed with her recipe.

Power Bars

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  1. Place almonds, flax meal, shredded coconut, almond butter, and salt in a food processor
  2. Pulse briefly, about 10 seconds
  3. Add coconut oil, stevia, honey, and vanilla to dry ingredients
  4. Pulse until mixture forms a coarse paste
  5. Press mixture into an 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  6. Chill in refrigerator 1 hour, until mixture hardens
  7. In a saucepan, melt chocolate over very low heat, stirring continuously
  8. Spread melted chocolate over bars
  9. Refrigerate 30 minutes, until chocolate hardens
  10. Serve
  11. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week

My no-bake, high-protein, high-fiber bars are based upon Melissa Diane Smith’s recipe for Amaretto Protein Bars. I’ve made quite a few changes to her recipe, simplifying it a bit and lowering the amount of sweetener.

The chocolate topping on these paleo power bars makes them seem a bit decadent. Though dark chocolate, rich in antioxidants, has now entered the echelon of power foods so I’ll keep it on mine.

By the way, the photo above is actually of Macadamia Power Bars. To make that recipe simply substitute raw macadamia nuts for the almonds and raw macadamia nut butter for the roasted almond butter.


142 responses to “Power Bars”

    • Hi Kelly, I’m so sorry I can’t be of more help! I haven’t eaten oats or other gluten-free grains since 2001 :-)

  1. Just made these and my family loves them! The perfect mix of sweet and salt. I did make a couple modifications for the items I had on hand, and my moisture level was off, but the flavor is so good that it won’t stop us from devouring them. Thanks for another great recipe! I could see topping with a homemade fruit paste and using for SCD approach.

  2. Thanks for this Power Bar recipe. I love your chocolate chip cookie recipe, I have some in tin on my kitchen counter right now. I also love the Peach Cherry Cobbler recipe. You had me at “I had to try this one 14 times to get it right!”

  3. Sounds yummy! Any chance you can give the nutritional break down – calories, fat, protein, etc.? Thank you.

  4. I make bars with raw cacao and add a couple teaspoons of spirulina for more nutrition. The cacao masks the taste. Can’t eat them at night, though, or they keep me awake.

  5. I finally got a chance to make these Power Bars – oh my goodness! They are so good. Of course, I haven’t come across one of your recipes that isn’t great!

  6. maybe leave out the stevia next time? did you use coconut oil? i think that’s what helps keep them together. mine crumble as well if i leave them out of the fridge too long (b/c the coconut oil/almond butter melt when not chilled).

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