Primal Cookie Dough Power Bars

My kids begged me all day for another one, then another one, then another one of these tasty little treats. I played Evil Witch Mom and told them no. We’re headed hiking this weekend and I wanted to pack something for the trek that wasn’t oozing of nappy flavor, like so many healthy protein treats are. Plus, also, I’m on an extra big Paleo kick this week (you can blame it on the rain, Vanilli). It’s just one of those weeks where eating healthy tastes soo right.

Here in Colorado, we have this gorgeous YMCA stuck onto the edge of Estes Park, the tiny mountain town you should definitely put on your bucket list. Steve the Boyfriend and I were up there a few weekends ago, and dug into so many glorious winter hikes, I threatened to bring the kids back for a walk on snowpacked trails.

So, off we’ll all head this weekend. Hiking powered by moms Paleo protein bars, hours of being lazy in front of a fireplace, the kids most likely moving in an out of the superepic craft center at the Y. I think secret getaway weekends for no-good-reason are gloriously fun. They just stick themselves into your regular schedule and remind you to play hard, just because play is so delicious.

So are lazy weekends with kids you love.

So are Cookie Dough Primal Protein Bars.

So is Steve the Boyfriend.

So are you for reading all of the above without gagging back a giggle. I’m just absolutely smitten with life. Don’t you think we all should be a little more everyday?

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Cookie Dough Primal Power Bars

Yield: 12 bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

With a texture similiar to a Cliff bar, the flavor of real-life cookie dough, and the goodness of ingredients, these homemade Cookie Dough Power Bars are perfect for a hike, a kids lunch box, or an afternoon (or midnight!) snack. Deliciously delicious in every way. Store them in the fridge for up to a week and you'll always have a grab-and-go snack awaiting your hunger cravings.

Ingredients:

1 cup almond flour
1 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almond butter
3 tablespoons raw honey
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon espresso powder (optional)
1 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, almond butter, raw honey, coconut oil, vanilla, and espresso powder with a fork. Once mixed, knead together with your hands until the mixture resembles thick cookie dough. If it's too sticky, add a little more almond flour. If it's too think, add a little more honey and melted coconut.

Stir in chocolate chips. Press into a parchment-lined 11x7" baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to slice and serve!

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10 Responses to “Primal Cookie Dough Power Bars”

  1. 1

    Karly on February 22, 2013 at 10:37 am Reply

    Evil Witch Mom is my favorite person to be! Okay, no, but my kids think I enjoy it!

    These look delicious!

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    Rachel @ Twin Tough on February 22, 2013 at 7:04 pm Reply

    These look so good! I love having quick, healthy (yummy) snacks to grab quickly when me and the kiddos need a little extra energy! Thanks for sharing!

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    Gayletrini on February 23, 2013 at 6:47 pm Reply

    Looking forward to trying this for my son

  4. 4

    Becca on February 24, 2013 at 11:32 pm Reply

    These look great, and they look perfect for my upcoming trip. We’re taking our toddler to Disneyland soon, and I’ve been looking for durable, healthy snacks so we aren’t limited to churros and corn dogs for snacks. I’ll be trying them this week. Thanks for posting!

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    Sandra's Easy Cooking on February 25, 2013 at 7:33 pm Reply

    This looks so delicious….great recipe and i know my kids would loveee these bars!

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    Mary on February 27, 2013 at 4:50 pm Reply

    These look yummy & fast. Win!

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    Paleo in a box on May 28, 2013 at 11:57 pm Reply

    Paleo diet for easy cooking recipes As such because the paleo plan plan brought
    to the fore. Add sweetened supplements such as honey
    or chocolate syrup is permitted, but if the body can create them, why are we talking about
    them?

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    MamaT on June 20, 2013 at 2:07 pm Reply

    This recipe looks fantastic. One question: my kids are allergic to most nuts – can anyone suggest a good (and still paleo) replacement for the almond flour and almond butter? thanks!

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    Corey on September 6, 2013 at 10:12 am Reply

    Calories?

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