Nutty Protein Bars
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup raw pecans
1/3 cup raw or sprouted pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
6-7 pitted dates
1/3 cup raw organic honey
1/2 cup almond butter
2 tbsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup mini dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a food processor, pulse nuts and dates until chopped well.
Add in protein powder, cinnamon, and salt, pulse until mixed in.
In a saucepan, melt coconut oil, almond butter, and honey.
Remove from heat and add in vanilla.
Stir to combine then pour into the nut mixture and pulse until a wet sticky mixture forms. You may have to stop to scrape down sides a few times.
Press into an 2 quart baking dish then bake for 15-18 minutes or until lightly brown.
Allow to cool then cut and wrap individually.