Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Almond Joy Bars

Hey there.

Let's talk about no bake desserts.

Ok first of all, who likes turning on the oven in summer. Who likes drowning in a puddle of their own sweat while they're eating dinner. Not me.

Who likes having to wait for your dessert to cook AND cool. Ehm, not me.

Who likes that jittery feeling you get when you're not sure if your recipe is going to turn out or not. And the inevitable feeling of horror when you realise you just wasted like a whole bottle of maple syrup to end up with a lump of inedible stodge. Certainly not me.

Baked desserts are so overrated. With no bake desserts you can taste the mix as you go and you are in complete control of the final result. Plus everyone knows the dough/mix is the best bit. Duh. No bake dessert is like getting to eat spoons of batter.

I just think ovens do awful things to both taste and texture. Especially with healthy desserts. Ovens seem determined to bully my sweet treats.

Anyway. Make these bars. They take like 10 minutes. You will take a bite. You will die. You will go to heaven. You will be reborn. It will be glorious.

  • 1 cup of brown rice crispies
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of dessicated coconut
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1/2 cup of goji berries
  • 1/2 cup of almond butter
  • 1/2 cup of honey or brown rice syrup
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (I used sunwarrior)
  • Splash of milk if needed

Mix. Press into a tin. Chill if desired. Devour.

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