SUPER POWER BARS (vegan)
.4 cups of gluten free oats
.½ Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut butter (you can use any nut butter but we wanted ours with a chocolate flavor)
. ½ cup virgin coconut oil
.1 cup pure maple syrup, grade b
.½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips (vegan)
.½ cup goji berries
.½ cup raisins
.½ cup cashews
.½ cup raw pumpkin seed or sunflower seeds (we used both half/half )
.1tsp ground cinnamon
.¼ tsp nutmeg
.1/8 Himalayan salt
.Add the oil and maple syrup to a saucepan and heat over a medium- high temp, stirring occasionally. Bring to a boil reduce heat and simmer while we prepare and mix the other ingredients.
.In the meantime, chop the nuts and add to a large mixing bowl along with the other dry ingredients such as the oats, chocolate chips, goji berries, raisins, seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Mix well using clean hands.
.Add the nut butter to the saucepan and mix until incorporated into the syrup mixture. Remove from heat and mix into the dry ingredients bowl. Mixture will be sticky, once it cools you can use your hands.
.Line a 13x 9 inch pan with all natural waxed paper
.Add the power bar mixture into the lined pan. Pressed down into an even layer. Cover with another piece of waxed paper and continue pressing down. You want an even surface across the top. You could even use a flat bottomed glass to press the mix down into the pan.
.Refrigerate just until firm. If you refrigerate too long, bars will be too hard to cut.
.Cut bars evenly, you could use a ruler. Wrap each bar in a piece of parchment paper and secure with twine. You can store the bars into the fridge bring them out when your ready to go!