Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Chocolcate Prune Squares

Careful... we all know what prunes are notorious for... Oh, but a little is good for ya.' In fact, very good for you. Prunes are in case you didn't know or remember, dried plums. They are not only loaded with antioxidants, they are a great source of soluble fiber and help to lower cholesterol. OK, blah, blah, blah... On with these no-bake super quick n' easy bars. (Here is more on the great prune if you're that interested).



Chocolate Prune Squares:

9 oz pitted prunes
1 cup unblanched almond flour
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/8 tsp seat salt

Topping:

1 cup chocolate chips (dairy, soy free - I use Enjoy Life)
1/8 tsp sea salt 

Method:

In a food processor or small blender, blend up the prunes so that they are completely broken down. Add in the almond flour and blend some more. A dough will start to form. Lastly, add in the coconut flakes and salt and mix well.

Spread the dough evenly in a glass dish (~5x7"). It took using a spoon and some elbow grease for me to get these out so you could line the dish with foil or parchment paper.

Heat the chocolate chips in the microwave for 1 minute, stir and heat for another minute. They should then be just about melted, stir in the salt and whisk. The rest of the chocolate chips will melt.

Pour the chocolate over the dough. I sprinkled some coconut flakes over top as well.

Allow to cool for a few minutes and then place in the fridge to set (I did overnight). Take out about an hour prior to cutting up into bars to ease cutting them as the chocolate will be hardened.

Makes ~ 8 squares

I wrapped mine in cellophane so that they can quickly be grab-n'-go.


Oh my goodness... delicious lil' protein & antioxidant bites... 
 

Enjoy ;)

-Sunshine Girl

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