Sunday, September 2, 2012

Mostly-Paleo Freezer Bars

These are not wholey paleo with the addition of the chocolate but good for a treat! A small treat since it's all nuts and seeds! Inspired by my aunt's bars.

All nuts are unsalted and raw:
1/2 c Hazelnuts
1/2 c Almonds
1/2 c Walnuts
1/2 c Cashews
1/4 c sunflower seeds
1/4 c dry shredded coconut
2 heaping spoonfuls raw honey
3 heaping spoonfuls coconut oil
2 Tbsp pure maple syrup

Blend together in food processor (slowly adding each nut might get you a finer texture and more even mix).
Press into an even layer in an 8" x 8" pan
Nut mixture pressed into the bottom of the pan

In a double boiler, melt
approximately 14 ounces of chocolate
2 Tbsp butter

Pour melted chocolate over nut layer, evenly spread with rubber spatula making sure not to disturb nut layer below. Let come to room temperature then place in freezer.
Melty chocolate spread evenly
Once it's been frozen for a while (I waited overnight but I'm sure a couple hours would be fine) cut out a small slice! They are pretty rich bars and they do need to be kept in the freezer to keep from becoming gooey piles of nuts and chocolate. You might be able to do without the chocolate and keep a bar form but with more coconut oil. Because coconut oil is solid when it's cold and liquid when it's warm it can be used as a binder.

The first bite was delicious!
Experiment with whatever nuts or seeds you have on hand or prefer. My aunt was making bars like this all last summer and they were a great dessert or mid afternoon snack, one little bar and you're good! She didn't have a recipe so when I asked her how to make it, she explained a very organic process in which she used whatever she felt like using! I wanted to write it down so that if it worked and I liked it, I could re-create and share :)


  1. These look delicious, I might have to try them out! :)

    1. They are SO delicious. I had a bar for breakfast this morning and it kept me going all morning! Mmm. I am curious about the caloric content though... Might have to calculate that soon just for data's sake :)