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Post Post Grad & Almond Coconut Power Bars

June 2, 2011

2 Hooded

My Post Grad #2 Son is now post Post Grad having been hooded: MBA & JD. (Diplomas are in the mail.) Other than preparing for the Bar in July, he is free. Free from the schedule, the life of a student. No more living according to the school year. No buying exorbitantly priced textbooks that can never be sold back for anywhere near the original price. No more the mad monk lifestyle of here this year, somewhere else next & dragging the early attic furniture (Mom’s old love seat, the old card table, the hand-me-down plates & glasses, etc.) from apartment to apartment.

After 23 years of school (started as a 3 year-old to pre-school) his real life is about to begin. The freedom of adulthood & the responsibility. He is ready & willing, actually chomping at the bit.

Bonne chance, mon fils précieux. Je t’aime.

Almond Coconut Power Bars

Before their workouts, sons grab a power bar & off they go!
Good fat, dark chocolate & it’s raw – does a body good!


  • 2 cups Almonds (raw)
  • 1/2 cup Flax Meal (flax seeds ground in a blender)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted Almond Butter (roasted tastes better)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Chips


  1. Place almonds, flax meal, shredded coconut, almond butter & salt in a food processor, pulse briefly.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil over very low heat.
  3. Remove coconut oil from stove, stir in honey & vanilla.
  4. Add coconut oil mixture to food processor & pulse until ingredients form a coarse paste.
  5. Add chocolate chips to food processor; PRocess until chips are incorporated but not completely chopped.
  6. Press mixture into an 8 x 8 glass baking dish.
  7. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour, until mixture hardens.
  8. Remove from refrigerator, cut into bars.

Makes 20 bars

I cut these into bars, place them in snack-size ziplock bags & store them in the freezer.

With all the coconut oil they become soft if left at room temperature.

  1. Sarie permalink
    June 3, 2011 11:42 pm

    Do you use refined or unrefined coconut oil?

    • June 4, 2011 7:46 am

      I use cold-pressed extra virgin coconut oil.

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