Peanut butter maple chia coconut energy bars, oh my!

These things are awesome. They’re filling, sweet, and mapley. And they’re so easy to make, and grab on the go! How could you go wrong?

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Mmm... grid.

Ingredients:

-3 T black chia seed
-1/2 c unsweetened coconut flakes
-2 T coconut flour
-2 T natural peanut butter (I used creamy, but crunchy would probably be awesome. You could also use almond butter or whatever.)
-1/4 c + 2 T heavy cream, divided
-10 pkt Truvia
-1 T MCT oil
-1/4 tsp maple flavoring
-1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

In a sauce pan, combine 1/4 c HWC and Truvia. Heat over medium until bubbly and reduced. Remove from heat. Let cool for a bit. Stir in PB, MCT, 1 T HWC, maple flavoring and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.

Separately dry toast chia, flakes and flour, adding each to a mixing bowl when nutty smellin’ and starting to turn golden (where applicable.)

Stir PB mixture into toasted… stuff, then stir in another tablespoon of HWC for good measure.

Turn out onto a big piece of plastic wrap. Form into a rectangle. Let set in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Cut into six. Eat ‘em.

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Close-up for textural reference, of course.

These keep for a while, too. I individually wrapped mine.

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Here’s the nutritional info!

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22 thoughts on “Peanut butter maple chia coconut energy bars, oh my!

  1. LOVE this!!! Finally an energy bar that doesn’t have a base of dates!!!! Making these now. Thanks!

  2. I made these last night, as I am getting ready to be travelling for 10 days and was worrying about my constantly rumbling tummy. There is a real lack of good food at airports. I used almond butter, coconut cream (instead of heavy cream), liquid stevia instead of powdered (40 drops = 10 packets) and I added some finishing salt to the top of the bars (after licking the batter off my fingers when spreading, I felt it would be a nice touch). Had one this morning, prior to a work out, and am now struggling to keep my hands off of them until I get on that plane :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. I am allergic to cinnamon so pumpkin pie spice is out. Any other flavor/spice combo that would work well? I have coconut, almond, lemon, orange, burbon vanilla and anise extracts and only allergy is cinnamon.

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