it’s Monday morning and I’m sitting in my office and I am already bushed and ready to go home! What happened this morning:
- My computer didn’t work
- IT was not available on the phone yet
- Coffee machine broke
- Okay – I fucked up and destroyed the coffee machine
- I burned myself in an attempt to fix the coffee machine
- I fucked up and printed the names wrong on the name tags (and then I couldn’t find new tags)
- IT is available on the phone now but can’t help
- Computer still doesn’t work (well computer does work but I have no access to my files)
- I left a path of destruction in the kitchen trying to make coffee with a different machine for the workshop
- Again two people who were registered for the workshop didn’t show up and I have to pick on them now
- I saved some cake for my husband (to put something on the plus side!)
- I am bushed and wanna cry and go home then….
So there’s nothing to do for m now than sitting on my desk and sharing this recipe with you. It’s not the easiest recipe and you need quite a lot of ingredients but it’s so worth it! I promise! The original recipe is from Attila Hildmann a vegan chef from Turkey but born and raised in Germany. I changed the original recipe a little and to me these bars are divine! I swear you will never believe you actually eat something healthy, free of sugar and refined or processed ingredients. So here you go. Enjoy!
Vegan Power Bars
- 350 g cacao butter
- 250 g popped amaranth
- 200 g almond butter
- 80 g roasted and chopped almonds
- 40 g cacao powder
- 30 g carob powder
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 200 g agave syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- a dash of sea salt
- Melt the cacao butter in a water bath
- In the meantime give all the dry ingredients into a large bowl and incorporate
- Now add the agave syrup, almond butter and cacao butter and blend gently with a large spoon
- Use your hand now and knead the dough until everything is combined and well spread
- Line a big baking tray with some baking parchment and pour the dough into the form
- With your hands spread the dough and press slightly to the ground until you have a firm mass
- Chill for 30 min in the freezer or at least 60 min in the fridge
- Remove it from the baking tray and cut into the desired size. I get 64 bars out of it.
- Store in the fridge and use up within one week (they won’t last so long!)
So without further ado I make a new bid in the file-wars with my computer. Maybe I’ll cry a little and then clean the office 😛 Or call someone and rant a little! Let’s see! Oh gosh it’s one of those Mondays….
No questions. Just hug me!!!
I hope you guys have a lovely Monday and great start to the week!