Sunday, May 2, 2010

Carob Power Bars

As you may have noticed by reading my recipes I am really fond of carob. Not only does it taste great but it has many health benefits as well. It's very high in fiber and more importantly has about half the calories of chocolate! It's also sweeter than chocolate so you need a lot less sweetener when baking with it.

I made these bars for something to eat in the afternoon around 4pm, when I am always starved for something sweet.

4 tablespoons of coconut oil
2 cups of carob chips
1/4 cup of palm sugar
2 tablespoons of almond milk (unsweetened)
1/2 cup of grated coconut (unsweetened)
1/2 cup of nuts (I used almonds)
1-1/2 cups of oatmeal

Combine the coconut oil, carob chips, palm sugar and almond milk in a double boiler over low heat. Once everything has completely melted remove from the heat and add the coconut, nuts and oatmeal and combine thoroughly.

Press into a lightly greased 8x8 pan, cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for about an hour. Once the mixture feels firm, cut into bars.

Makes about 20 small bars.