Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Almond Butter Bars
Okay the recipe I am about to share is just straight up dangerous. Let's get one thing straight before I even get started- this is not health food! Yes, it's paleo and grain free and uses coconut sugar in place of refined sugar free but it's still sugar. It is lower on the glycemic index and not just empty calories; there are minerals and vitamins found in coconut sugar, but its still not "health food". Feel free to substitute maple sugar or sucanat. You can also sub out any nut butter, even peanut butter if you're into that. My favorite nut butter is cashew butter and I use that all the time in recipes. I don't want to get all Debbie downer on you then share the most amazingly delicious paleo treat ever buttttttt I don't eat much almond flour or almond butter. They are very concentrated and inflammatory when over eaten. My 5 month old nursling even reacts with a rash when I eat too much almond flour or almond butter. That being said, I feel much more comfortable serving this to my kids as a once in a blue treat than some store bought wheat/sugar/soy/preservative laden crap. So, this is a "very special treat", as my 3 year old would say. I make stuff like this once or twice a month. It's lasts 5 minutes. This will solve all of your cravings and allow you stay on track in this lifestyle. One thing I say often is that I don't miss anything. If miss it I make it- my way.