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CHOCOLATE CASHEW BUTTER CRUNCH BARS

Chocolate Cashew BarsA TREAT FOR THE FREEZER…READY TO GO!

I don’t know why…but around 3:00 pm everyday…I am looking for chocolate. It’s crazy but true! If I had a bag of reese’s peanut butter cups anywhere near me at 3..I could be in trouble!

Thank goodness I have found some wonderful healthy chocolate treats I can make and keep in the freezer…for 3:00! Here is one for you!

 

 

 

 

CHOCOLATE CASHEW BUTTER CRUNCH BARS

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup agave
  • 4 TBSP xylitol (plant based sugar with low glycemic impact)
  • 2 cups cashew butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 3 cups Erewhon crispy brown rice cereal or Paleo coconut flakes
  • 2/3 cups Lily’s dark chocolate chips ( stevia sweetened)
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil

 

Chocolate cashew bar ingredients

Directions:

Combine the first 2 ingredients in a saucepan and bring to boil. Boil for one minute and remove from heat.

Add cashew butter and salt and vanilla, stirring until it becomes a paste. Add the cereal and stir til well coated.

Press into an 8 x 8 pan lined with parchment paper. Freeze til hardened.

Melt chocolate chips with coconut oil in the microwave for one minute. Stir the chocolate and then microwave in 30 second increments til melted.

Take bars out of the freezer and cover in the melted chocolate and return to the freezer.

When hardened, remove from the pan using the parchment paper and cut into small bars. (these are very rich!)

Store in sealed tins or containers in the freezer and pull out a treat at 3 pm! I’ll be right there with ya!

Note* I like to order my cashew butter, coconut oil, coconut flakes and Lilly’s chocolate chips from Thrivemarket.com. Much cheaper so easy for hard to find healthy ingredients.

 

Enjoy!

Susie Ries, patient at Innovative Directions in Health

Check out more recipes and Susie’s experience with bio-identical hormones .