Sunday, April 12, 2015

Raw Vegan Carob Power Bars

These Power Bars are chewy, sweet, satisfying and nutritious! I love creating and making my own granola/power bars because this way, I know exactly what I am putting into my body. Most bars you find in grocery stores are filled with processed/artificial sugars and chemicals you do NOT want in your body. This power bar recipe is vegan! Therefore, nearly everyone can enjoy these. They are a good pre/post workout snack, or even for an on-the-go breakfast!  

Raw Vegan Carob Power Bars 
Prep Time                  Total Time
       10           1 hour (50 mins for freezing)  

Author: Alexa
Recipe Type: Snack 
Makes 12 bars 

Power Bar:
1 cup  dates
1 cup rolled oat flour (pulsed rolled oats) 
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 1/2 tbsp organic peanut butter 
1 1/2 tbsp almond butter
1/2 cup shredded coconut unsweetened 
1 1/2 tbsp chia
2 tbsp water 

Carob sauce:
2 tbsp organic carob powder 
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 tbsp melted organic coconut oil
1 tbsp organic raw agave

What is carob?
Carob is a tropical pod that has a sweet and chocolate taste to it. In comparison to cocoa, it does not contain any caffeine, is lower in fats, contains high amounts of calcium, vitamin B1, vitamin A and is a good source of fiber and protein. 

1/4 cup unsweetened organic coconut flakes

Using a food processor or a high-speed blender, pulse the 1 cup of rolled oats until a fine flour texture is formed. Place the oat flour into a large mixing bowl and put aside. Put all the remaining power bar ingredients into your blender and blend until well combined and smooth. Add your wet mixture into the oat flour and combine together with a spoon. Using a 8" x 8" baking pan, line the pan with a 10" x 10" piece of wax paper. Add in your power bar mixture evenly. In a small mixing bowl, combine carob powder, agave, coconut oil and water. Mix together to form a thin liquid. Pour the carob mixture over the power bars, top with unsweetened coconut flakes and freeze for 50 minutes- 1 hour, and ENJOY! (After the freezing process, place bars in a air tight container and keep in the fridge)