Low Carb "Almond Joy Bars"
All I can say about this one is WOW! I got the original recipe over at Whole New Mom and my look NOTHING like hers, but that didn't matter one bit. These were absolutely delicious and I totally recommend them! These bars are low carb, vegan, and gluten-free were easy to make, easily stored in the freezer, and are loaded with coconut oil and other healthy ingredients! Ingredients Chocolate/Carob base 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup almond butter 1/4 cup xylitol or substitute 6 Tbsp cocoa (for more health benefits use raw cacao or carob) 1-1/2 scoops Stevia 1 tsp. vanilla Coconut Topping 1-2/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes 7 Tbsp coconut oil 1/3 cup granulated sweetener (or 2-3 scoops stevia extract powder) 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. additional flavoring (I used Almond) 2 tsp. arrowroot powder (or use 1/16 tsp of xanthan gum or glucomannan if you need to avoid these foods) Almond halves or slices (optional) Directions Base Melt oil a