I wanted to take a crack at making some grab-n-go, low carb snack bars. To be honest, I didn’t expect much from my first batch. But they actually turned out pretty well!
You can easily enjoy these without the chocolate coating, as they are pretty good on their own. Simple flavors that aren’t overly sweet, but sweet enough to enjoy them.
That being said, if I were to make these again, I don’t think I would coat them completely in the chocolate. Maybe just spoon a top layer on instead of doing the whole thing. Less work, less time and effort, and still really tasty.
Please note that if you do want to proceed with coating the bars completely with chocolate, you will want to double the topping recipe below.
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
Mix the bar ingredients together in a mixing bowl. When it's done, it will be the consistency and feel of a medium-wet cookie dough. It should hold it's form but be slightly sticky.
Press the dough into a snack bar baking pan (see samples below) and bake at 350 F. for 30 minutes.
Cool and remove from pan.
While the bars are baking, melt the chocolate in the microwave. First for 1 minute, and then for 30 second intervals until the chocolate is melted. Stir every time the microwave stops so you don't burn the chocolate.
Stir in the topping ingredients in the order listed, making sure to add the vanilla at the end and ONLY after the chocolate's temperature has gotten between 100 and 110 degrees F. A simple kitchen thermometer will help you well here.
Spoon the chocolate over the bars, top with the almond if desired and freeze for about 30 minutes to set the chocolate.
Store in the refrigerator.
SAMPLE BAKING PAN
Note that you can also press the dough into a casserole dish and cut after baking. A pan like this simply ensures uniform size. Note that the recipe yield may be slightly different with each pan.
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Nutrition Data According To MyFitnessPal.com
(May not be totally accurate):
Serving size: 1 bar
Total Fat: 13
NET CARBS: 3