Monday, March 21, 2011

Low-Carb Crunchy Nut Bar

I've made this slice plenty of times but the one I made yesterday was the best ever.

It is adapted from the recipe here: Healthy Indulgences

Crunchy Nut Bar
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
1/4 cup almond butter (or peanut butter)
1/4 cup coconut oil
3 tbspns xylitol
1 sachet powdered stevia
2 tspns vanilla essence
Pinch of salt

Chocolate icing
4 squares Lindt 85% chocolate
2 tbspns butter
2 sachets powdered stevia

Toast nuts and coconut until fragrant, and pulse in a food processor until all chopped up.
Melt coconut oil and almond/peanut butter in microwave and stir until smooth.
Add vanilla essence, salt and sweeteners to oil and stir. 
Pour into nut mixture and mix through thoroughly.
Press into a rectangle tray and flatten with a spatula. Place in freezer for 20 mins to set.
Melt chocolate and butter together in the microwave for 30 seconds.
Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add stevia and mix through.
Spread over cold slice straightaway. Slice up and store in the fridge.

Enjoy! :D


Semi Expat said...

Mmmm yum looks delcious but where would I buy the ingredient beginning with'x' ? And LOVE the pic from your previous post! X

buttonlove said...

Hi SE! You can buy it from health food stores, or if you aren't following a low carb diet you could use sugar. :)