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Copycat (almost) “No Bake Almond Fudge Protein Bars”

This past weekend…

I was so excited…so super giddy…

to meet Dixya from Food Pleasure and Health!

When I started blogging, I never thought I would “meet” so many positive, encouraging, wonderful gals and gays out in the blogsphere – so actually getting to MEET Dixya was a wonderful surprise!

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This past weekend…

I was also so excited…my tastebuds so alive…

to try out Amanda from Running With Spoons‘ recipe for “No Bake Almond Fudge Protein Bars

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These bars (in my case – balls) need a warning attached to them – THEY made me loose all self control – I mean THEY are healthy right? – THEY made me pick them up and lift them to my mouth one after the other, till …
there were none left!
And those oats – those oats – they expand in your belly!
But…
(sigh)
I so enjoyed ingesting these 🙂

I followed Amanda’s recipe almost exactly – however, I had to sub out the honey as I had only a teaspoon left and was feeling too lazy to go to the store, so I added a few teaspoons of olive oil.

Ingredients:
1 cup oats ground up in a blender
1/2 cup quick oats
1/3 cup vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
1/3 cup almond butter
1 teaspoon honey
3 teaspoons olive oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
handful of chocolate chips

Instructions:
In a bowl, combine the ground up oats, quick oats, protein powder, and crispy rice cereal and mix until well combined and set aside.
In a small pan over medium heat, add almond butter and honey, stirring until the almond butter is melted and fully combined with the honey.
Remove from heat and pour into the dry mixture, add the olive oil. Stir until everything is fully combined.
This is where my instructions get a bit messy – I grabbed bite sized pieces of this “dough” and rolled them into balls.
I chilled these balls for about 30 minutes and then, I melted the handful of chocolate chips and drizzled it generously over the balls.

In our house, once chocolate and nut butter come into contact there’s no “chillin” so we dug in!

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This past weekend…
I was so saddened too as our family said goodbye to a loved one – my uncle, my mom’s brother. Grieving is a necessity and as unique to each of us as our finger prints – while I know he is in a better place, my heart hurts so badly for my cousins, my mom, all those whose lives he touched …as they grieve, I pray that…
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I don’t want to end on a sad note – so lets get back to these bars – err balls…
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Thank You Amanda – these bars/balls are the Bomb.Com!!!
🙂
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Rosa Mayland

Thursday 19th of September 2013

Oh, those look ever so addictive! A great healthy treat.

Through blogging one gets to know many interesting and kind people!

Cheers,

Rosa

Shashi Charles

Thursday 19th of September 2013

Rosa - these are addictive! And yes - such wonderfully kind people out in the blogging world :)

Simi At Tns

Monday 16th of September 2013

Sorry for your loss.

I have a small problem with these bars... they have my favorite ingredients and I will over eat this !

Shashi Charles

Monday 16th of September 2013

Thank you Simi. Yes these bars are addictive!!! but if you make sure there are others around to share with, it helps the addiction battle ;)

Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)

Wednesday 11th of September 2013

Hi Shashi, So sorry to hear about your uncle. These bars look exceptionally good!

Shashi Charles

Thursday 12th of September 2013

Thank you Asmita...Amanda's bars were thebomb.com! :)

Joe

Sunday 8th of September 2013

That splash of chocolate makes me hungry.

Shashi Charles

Sunday 8th of September 2013

Thank You Joe - these bars are highly addictive :)

Harini

Friday 6th of September 2013

Wow this fudge is a must try for me Shashi.Looks so tempting,I like the addition of oats

Shashi Charles

Friday 6th of September 2013

Thank You Harini - these are highly addictive - very hard to stop at one :)