These gluten-free bars taste like Almond Joy bars but with way healthier ingredients. They stay moist and delicious when kept in an airtight container.
16 bars( or more if you cut them smaller)
2 ½ cups blanched almond flour (almond meal will work)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2-cup coconut oil
½ cup pure maple syrup
1 T. vanilla extract
1/2 c. Your choice of carob chips or dark chocolate chips (mini-chips work well)
Melt the coconut oil in the microwave on medium power, then add the maple syrup and vanilla.
Put the dry ingredients except the nut/chocolate chips in your electric mixer and stir. Add the wet ingredients, then the chocolate chips. Mix well. Press into an 8x8" pan. Bake 350 17-20minutes. Check at 17 minutes.
Cut when cool.
My friend Arlene has created this recipe which you will enjoy, gluten-free diet or not!