If you often find yourself buying Clif Bars, Lara bars, or any other energy, protein or candy bar than this is the recipe for you! I spent a good amount of time constructing the perfect recipe that kept in mind texture, flavor, digestion, protein, cost and of course energy…and to clarify what I mean by energy; the energy it provides our bodies and the amount of energy needed to make it! With a little patience and effort you can have the best to-go snack that is decadent, energy boosting and healthy….what could be better? Seriously this the best protein bar recipe I have ever tasted and I say that with vigor, it’s worth the extra effort!
For all my lovely protein junkies, you’ll love this recipe. If you don’t know where the protein is because you can’t find protein powder or meat in the recipe please take a look at each individual ingredient and check out how much protein is in just 1 cup. You’ll be surprised at what you find!
My boyfriend, Dominick, an undoubtably picky eater, loves Clif Bar’s protein bar called the builder bar. I would buy him one for every day of work. He says it’s the perfect snack in between his gallon of water and fruit for breakfast and the usual rice and greens mixin’ meal bowl for lunch. But with every commercially packaged food comes questions about the way it was processed and the quality of ingredients. Well looking at the ingredients it just doesn’t look very pure or high quality to me. We tried the raw revolution bars, he said they were good but don’t compare and I agree. It needed the layered textures with a soft chewy cookie base, crispy crunchy gooey insides, dipped in chocolate. I also knew he needed multiple sources of high quality protein, so I looked to foods like millet, amaranth and super foods such as maca and cacao; they are indeed super. Plus he loves chocolate <3
Dominick loves this recipe so much, we make them every week and haven’t bought another cliff bar since. He says he feels more focused, full, and on his game after eating these. It’s funny he would only bring the regular shaped bars to work..I guess the heart shaped ones are best eaten at home so the guys at work don’t say anything…or that’s what I’m assuming. lol
This is a double chocolate bar but you could easily make a maple pecan, spirulina, vanilla almond, triple chocolate or whatever you can think of. I encourage experimentation and if you need help brainstorming just leave a comment and I’ll help ya out! I hope this will inspire you to make a bunch of different kinds of flavors that suit your personal taste.
This recipe makes about 12 bars, they’ll last in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Please keep in mind the whole point of eating raw food is to eat everything as fresh as possible, so you can indulge and share your delicious creations with friends too. Just make sure to plan on making more Give the gift of good energy to everyone you know and share the recipe too!
It makes me happy to know that it’s filled with vitamins, minerals, live enzymes, macro-nutrients, essential fatty acids and it’s all from high-quality plant-based sources.
Sprouting Millet and Amaranth
This is the best resource I have found for everything sprouts! sproutpeople.org If you have any questions about how to sprout almost anything check out this website!
For now we only need millet and amaranth.
Instructions for sprouting Amaranth
Instructions for sprouting Millet
Don’t be intimidated it’s very easy and only takes a minute every so often.
Remember any ingredient can be substituted to your liking, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.
Leaving positive energy and good vibes…don’t forget to take some before you leave!
You’ll find all these ingredients stocked in my cupboard and they last a long time even though I use them often for many different recipes. A little goes a long way! You can also look for the smaller sizes if you don’t want to bulk up. Most likely you can find all these ingredients at your local health market or whole foods.
Tools I used
5-large trays, 15″ x 15″ each. Mesh screens are BPA free.
Adjustable Thermostat 95◦F to 155◦F. Temperature range is low enough to preserve active enzymes in fruits and vegetables. Temperature range is also high enough to meet safety standards for dehydrating meat for jerky. Unit turns on automatically when thermostat is in use.