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RECIPE | Butter Crunch Bars

Wednesday, January 29


The real name for these delicious after-school morsels is "Sunflower Seed Butter Crunch Bars".
Knowing Ella would put her nose up to something that remotely sounded healthy, I opted to shorten them to "Butter Crunch Bars" when she asked me what I was making the other day. *wink*
After-school snacks are always a bit of a struggle. 

As a parent, I want to feel good about giving Ella something without all of the sugar and processed junk in typical snacks...but also something she is excited to eat because it actually tastes good. 

These delicious butter crunch bars are the exact thing Ella and I have both been looking for.
They are filled with good-for-you ingredients, are easy to whip up, and are quite tasty! (maybe even a little addicting). 


Adding the little heart sprinkles was a complete after-thought but...
how cute would these be for a guilt-free indulgence on Valentine's Day?!

I hope you'll try the recipe! It's definitely a winner.



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Yield: 24 - 1 inch squares
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Guilt-Free Butter Crunch Snack Bars (adapted from the Eat What You Love Cookbook)

Guilt-Free Butter Crunch Snack Bars (adapted from the Eat What You Love Cookbook)

Delicious, no-bake wholesome treats for after school, or packed lunches.

ingredients:

instructions:

How to cook Guilt-Free Butter Crunch Snack Bars (adapted from the Eat What You Love Cookbook)

  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl combine finely chopped pecans, 3 TBSP maple syrup, and a pinch of salt. Stir to coat evenly. Spread on baking sheet in single layer.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes or until syrup is bubbling.
  5. Remove from oven.
  6. Using coconut oil, lightly grease sides and bottom of 8x11 glass baking pan.
  7. Line bottom and long sides of pan with parchment, allowing ends to hang over sides of pan. (will be used as handles for lifting finished bars from pan).
  8. Place chopped Lindt bar in 1 cup measuring cup. Add 1 TBSP or more of Godiva chips to fill the rest of the measuring cup.  Add 2 teaspoons of coconut oil plus measured chocolate in top pan of double boiler and set aside. 
  9. Add 2 inches of water to bottom pan of double boiler and bring to boil. Add top pan with chocolate and oil and remove from heat. Allow to sit and melt while moving forward with the rest of the directions. 
  10. In a medium bowl, add sunflower seed butter, 2/3 cup maple syrup , arrowroot powder, coconut flour, cacao butter, vanilla, 1/2 tsp. salt. Stir together. Add candied pecans and press mixture into prepared pan. 
  11. Stir melted chocolate in double boiler. Pour chocolate over sunflower butter mixture. Using spatula, gently spread chocolate to cover and smooth top. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill for 1 hour or overnight. 
  12. Gently lift parchment flaps to remove slab from pan. 
  13. Use a sharp knife to cut into 1 inch square bars.
  14. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
  15. Keeps for up to 2 weeks. 
Calories
150.88
Fat (grams)
13.10
Sat. Fat (grams)
2.80
Carbs (grams)
7.14
Fiber (grams)
1.37
Net carbs
5.77
Sugar (grams)
3.19
Protein (grams)
3.06
Sodium (milligrams)
100.75
Cholesterol (grams)
0.00

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KEEPING IT REAL
I wasn't supposed to be eating these until after my whole30 is finished - 5 more days...
but I just HAD to sample to be able to give you an accurate review. *wink*

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