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« on: November 18, 2011 11:21:26 AM »

TRUST ME:  These kick butt!

Mint Chocolate Nanamio Bars
(Makes approx. 12 squares, depending on how large or small you cut them.)

Bottom Layer:
* 1/3 cup coconut oil (not melted)
* 1/3 cup brown rice syrup
* 1 egg
* 5 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
* 1 cup naturally sweetened graham cracker crumbs
* 1 cup almonds, processed fine
* 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

1.  Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper; leaving a bit hanging over the sides will allow you to lift out of the pan when firm.
2.  In a saucepan over medium heat, place the coconut oil, brown rice syrup, and cocoa powder.  Stir until the coconut oil is melted.  Add in the egg and stir for a minute.  Remove from heat.
3.  Stir in the remaining ingredients.
4.  Press the mixture into the lined pan, firmly and evenly.

Mint Middle Layer:
* 1/4 cup coconut oil (not melted)
* 8 tablespoons of light cream
* 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
* 4-6 teaspoons of peppermint extract (if your extract is very strong, start with 2 and adjust according to taste)
* 2 scoops (2/32 teaspoon) powdered stevia extract
* 6 tablespoons agave nectar
* 1 cup skim milk powder
* a cup arrowroot powder/flour

1.  Process the ingredients in a food processor.
2.  Spread evenly over the bottom layer.
3.  Place in the freezer to firm up...approx. 45 minutes.

Mint Chocolate Top Layer:
* 1/3 cup coconut oil
* 1/3 cup brown rice syrup
* 5 heaping tablespoons of cocoa powder
* 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract

1.  Place the ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.  Stir until the coconut oil is melted.
2.  Pour evenly over the middle layer.
3.  Place in the freezer until firm, about 10 minutes.
4.  Cut into squares.
5.  Store in the fridge until ready to serve; can also be wrapped individually and stored in the freezer.

***A bit of work, but so worth it!

More pictures and a recipe for sugar-free graham cracker crumbs on le blog...

« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2011 11:29:09 AM »

My mom made these in celebration of the Vancouver Olympics. I don't think they were mint, and definitely not sugar free, but SO good.

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2011 08:22:18 AM »

I could eat my weight in nanamio bars!

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