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!
Madison @ Eating 4 Balance says
Ooo.. Pretty picture! Those bars are epically tall 🙂
Even with how useful they are, computers can be complete *beeps* My laptop likes to randomly shut down for no apparent reason and then when I start it back up everythings fine. It’s like “Who me? I just wanted to take a quick nap is all. Did ya miss me?” Yes, I missed you AND my excel spreadsheet homework who has disappeared into thin air.
I hope your burn is okay! I guess getting burned in the name of food is better than for no reason at all… But I hope you got your coffee worked out eventually.
*Virtual air hug*
Thank you honey for your kind words! That hug was much needed 😀
Arman @ thebigmansworld says
Argh…….hope everything got sorted and you’re feeling better. Sometimes life throws us these days to appreciate all the good ones we have 🙂
Now as for this recipe…what is cacao butter?!
Don’t ask how today continued…. Luckily Wednesday is home office day! 😛
I think maybe you know cocoa butter (apparently it’s the same word in German for cocoa butter and cacao butter) Wikipedia says its also called theobroma oil. It is a pale-yellow, edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean. It is used to make chocolate.
Davida @The Healthy Maven says
These sound fabulous Juli!!! And totally V-day worthy 🙂 I love that you used popped amaranth! Happy Valentine’s Day love <3