Hemp protein is very digestible, making it a great choice for sensitive diets. Hemp hearts are the most nutritionally complete food source in the world, making them the perfect ingredient in a nutrition bar. Hemp Bars are a delicious way to infuse plant-powered nutrition at home or on the go.
Equipment: Food processor or high-speed blender, bowl, spoon, and spatula.
Time: 45 minutes to 1hr.
- 1 1/2 cups hemp protein powder, chocolate flavor (or original powder just add cocoa)
- 1 1/2-2 cups dates, about 20 pitted
- 1/2 cup dried, cherries, pulse in a food processor
- 1/4 cup dried blackberries or your favorite berry, pulse in a food processor
- 1/2 cup hemp hearts, shelled
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup walnuts, ground into a coarse flour
- 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, pulse in a food processor
- 1/4 cup chia seeds, ground
- 2 tablespoons cacao nibs (optional)
- 2 tablespoons spirulina powder
- 2 tablespoons of maca powder
- 1/4 teaspoon pink Himalayan sea salt
- Tsp of ground cinnamon
- 5 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 heaping tablespoon of almond butter
- 1/2 cup water (start with 1/4 and add gradually)
- 1 Tbs vanilla extract
- Place all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and combine
- Blend batches of the ingredients in a high-speed blender or food processor. This mixture is very thick and sticky so you’ll need a powerful kitchen appliance or mix in small batches. Start with 1/4 cup of water in this mixture.
- Pour wet ingredients into the large mixing bowl. This is where you can adjust the water and pay close attention to how much you use. Must have a doughy/sticky consistency.
- Using your hands (the best tools for this!), massage and combine the mixture until everything has come together to form a large ball.
- If the mixture gets too wet, simply add more cocoa or hemp protein powder. If the mixture isn’t wet enough, try adding more coconut oil, a few more dates, or water. The desired texture is thick. You are making a chewy, sticky bar.
- In an 8×8 or 9×9 inch parchment lined pan, evenly spread the protein bar mixture into the pan. Using your hands and fingertips firmly press the mixture into an even layer until it’s even and smooth on top.
- Chill for at least 2 hours in the fridge.
- Cut into small pieces or 12 whole bars.
- Keep some for later in the freezer by wrapping individually in clear wrap or keep in the fridge for later use that week.
I love this recipe. We have a recipe that is very similar, except it incorporates living foods. I will post it soon. Blessings, Bobby