Monday, March 7, 2011

Almond Joy Cookie Bars

Now that Ross has a regular work schedule, I've been trying to keep healthy bars and muffins in the freezer for him to eat for breakfast. I found this great recipe on a blog last year, and I have made multiple batches. It's a definite winner and I can't believe it took me this long to share!

Almond Joy Cookie Bars
recipe adapted from Peas and Thank You

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or white whole wheat flour)
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 Tbs. coconut butter or coconut oil (optional)
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbs. almond milk (may substitute coconut or regular milk as well)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, coconut, oats, almonds and chocolate chips. 

In a small bowl, mix the sugar, almond butter, applesauce, oil, vanilla, and milk.

Add wet to dry and stir until combined. If it seems to dry, add a splash more milk.

Eat as much batter as you want, because it's vegan and there are no raw eggs!

Spray an 8x8 or 9x9 pan with non-stick cooking spray and press dough into bottom of pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes until set and light brown around the edges. Allow to cool (if you can wait!) before cutting into bars. Makes 12-16 squares.


  1. These look so god, Therese! Saving and flagging for the next rainy bake day :)

  2. Super easy to make... and eat!

  3. Okay... we have gone all organic since the first of the year and I am sooo looking for new and healthy ideas. We are also not eating sugar. We are using Stevia and Truvia instead. Any idea how they would substitute out? Sometimes its a hit.. sometimes not so much...

  4. Hmmm I've never tried either of them so sadly, I'm not sure about substitutions. I have just been trying to use organic, "unwashed" sugar or real maple syrup for sweeteners. I think the original recipe that Iinked to mentions sugar substitutes, though. Good luck!