Elana's Almond Power Bars & Giveaway

I am always on the lookout for wholesome, power-packed bites to have at the ready for when I'm running out the door and realize I've forgotten to eat! It happens a lot. This week I stumbled upon Elana's Pantry Gluten-Free Almond Power Bars. Perfect, I thought, and wasted no time in making a batch. I was in love at first bite and have found a keeper. What attracts me to Elana's recipes are their simplicity and this one is no exception. Here are the ingredients you will need for these power bars. Visit Elana for the directions [click here].

Gluten-Free Almond Power Bars

Gluten-Free | Casein-Free | Citrus-Free | Corn-Free | Dairy-Free | Egg-Free | Fish-Free | Nightshade-Free | Peanut-Free | Potato-Free | Rice-Free | Shellfish-Free | Soy-Free | Wheat-Free | Grain-Free | Sesame-Free | Yeast-free | GFCF | Vegetarian | Easily Vegan | Easily Raw

Makes: 16-20 bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 2-3 hours

Ingredients:

2 cups raw ALMONDS
1/2 cup FLAX MEAL
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded COCONUT
1/2 cup unsalted creamy roasted ALMOND BUTTER
1/2 teaspoon cup COCONUT OIL
1/2 teaspoon celtic SEA SALT
4 drops liquid STEVIA
1 tablespoon AGAVE NECTAR
1 tablespoon VANILLA EXTRACT
1 cup dark CHOCOLATE CHIPS 73% cacao (optional)

For directions [click here].

The only substitution I made was 1/4 cup CHIA SEED for the 1/2 cup FLAX MEAL (I was out). The chia seed gave the bars a fun crunch and something to pick out of my teeth!

These bars are best kept refrigerated or frozen.

The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook Giveaway
**This giveaway is now closed**

If you are looking for more recipes like this one, you'll want pick up a copy of The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. This was the first gluten-free cookbook I added to my cookbook collection and cherish it to this day. In it, Elana uses basic ingredients to whip up some pretty amazing eats and treats. I love and use this book so much that I am giving away a copy of it this week!

**This giveaway is now closed**

To Enter: Just leave a comment and share with us what your favorite healthy grab-and-go food is. That's it!

Deadline: To qualify, leave your comment by 5:00 p.m. (CST) Monday, January 10th.

Other Power Snacks on My List to Try

ACD-Friendly, High-Protein, No-Bake Snackin’ Orbs over at Diet, Dessert and Dogs

Gluten-Free Homemade Granola Bars over at The Baking Beauties

Homemade Protein Bars over at Healthy Green Kitchen