Healthy Chocolate Bars With Fruit Nuts & Coconut #SundaySupper

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All Natural Healthy Chocolate Bars with cranberries, almonds, nut butter and coconut oil!! Yummy, just what I need for my sweet tooth!  My Sunday Supper team is doing an April Showers theme to celebrate baby showers, bridal showers and more.  I love showers and jumped in with my healthy chocolate bars. Every time I was pregnant I was craving sweet and since I had gestational diabetes I could not afford to eat sugar, so turning to healthy sweets was my only choice.  I wish someone had made me these healthy chocolate bars which don’t taste one bit healthy. Let’s see, a dark chocolate base with sunflower seed butter, coconut oil and a generous sprinkling of cranberries, coconut flakes and almonds doesn’t sound too bad does it? There’s so much texture and flavor in these bars it’s pretty amazing and best of all its super easy to make. Melt, mix and set! No Bake!!  The texture was great and they were so satisfying!! You can use any nut butter, dried fruit and nuts of your choice. Use vegan chocolate chips to make this a vegan healthy chocolate bar. Chocolate bar is also Pretty Paleo for all the Paleo fans!! I am taking this sweet treat to the next shower I am invited to and I am not telling them that these are healthy chocolate bars ;)!!

 

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Nutrition Wise!

Dark chocolate has a healthy dose of antioxidants and heart protective phenols! Nut butter and nuts contain a healthy dose of fats that are needed for healthy body function.  Coconut oil and coconut meat are high in immune boosting nutrients and contain a fat that gets burnt as fuel as soon as it is ingested. To read my post on why I like coconut, click here ! Add some tart super fruit cranberry to this and you have  healthy chocolate bars loaded with good stuff!

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Healthy Chocolate Bars with Fruit & Nut

Serves 16-20
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable

Ingredients

  • 1 cup semi sweet dark chocolate chips (or vegan dark chocolate chips)
  • 1 cup sunflower seed butter (or any nut butter)
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
  • 1 cup cranberries (or other dried fruit)
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Note

Use vegan chocolate chips to make this recipe vegan. If using sweetened coconut flakes, skip the sugar.

Directions

Heat chocolate chips, coconut oil, sugar and peanut butter till it all melts
Quickly mix in coconut flakes, cranberries and almonds
Pour into a greased pan and set in refrigerator for am hour till set

Check out what the rest of my Sunday Supper team is bring to the shower ! You may get some great shower ideas :)

Starters, Appetizers & Snacks

Soups, Salads & Sandwiches

Main Dishes

Cakes

Cookies, Brownies & Dessert Bars

Sweet Treats

Drink Recipes

Join our #SundaySupper Chat!

One of the best parts of #SundaySupper is our weekly Twitter chat. If you love food, you definitely want to join us! Just follow the hashtag #SundaySupper on Twitter this Sunday, April 21st at 7pm EST, and we’ll be chatting about food and fun for baby showers, bridal showers, and parties!

 

Comments

  1. Melt, mix and set some of the \”scrumptiousest\” ingredients…I\’m intrigued too by the sunflower seed butter.Thank you, Sue!

  2. Love the new look of your blog!
    Now pass me the platter of these chocolate bars because I want one right now! Yet again you prove healthy can be delicious too.
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  3. I love a healthier chocolate bar and your sound amazing! I love all of the ingredients you used!

  4. No one needs to know they’re healthy…all that matters is how delicious they are!
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  5. YUMMM ! Beautiful ! Love the smoothies on yr blog too ;)

  6. Sue, leave it to you to share a decadent and delicious chocolate treat that’s also healthy! So happy I can have seconds ;)

  7. What a great recipe… love this healthier version! And love your blog update… such a fun and fantastic background and layout ;-)

  8. Those look decadently good and bonus that they are healthy too!

  9. This looks fabulous! I’m just loving all the coconut oil, nut butter and fruits!!
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  10. This sounds like the perfect dessert for a chocoholic like me :)I love the nuts and cranberries and would love to try these for sure :)

  11. Just by the look of it makes me crave to have a bite. And I can’t believe this is all healthy.
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  12. I\’m not big on chocolate and never have been. But, when you combine chocolate and coconut, I turn into a ravenous animal. Just sayin\’

  13. What an amazing chocolate bar! Sometimes the brain can be tricked. Gorgeous recipe Suni!

  14. I know a person or two in my household who would fight over these :) They look and sound absolutely fantastic, Sue!
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  15. Yes! I’m loving all of the coconut in Sunday Supper this week! I especially love these because they use unsweetened coconut, which I prefer.

  16. Thank you! Hubby and I are trying to lose weight but are struggling giving up sweets. Having a small square of something like this sounds like the perfect solution.

  17. WOW!! This looks amazing. I love chocolates and this looks worth a shot. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  18. Healthy chocolate? Sign me up! This looks incredible Sue!
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  19. Yummy and healthy plus crunchy too! I love this recipe even without tasting it. What more if I do? I am so gonna try this on weekends!

  20. I love the recipe!! It looks so delicious and very easy to do. And I’m sure it is healthy indeed. :))
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  21. Sue, you’ve done it again – you’ve taken something decadent and indulgent and made it nutritious. I need you to move in with me so that you can healthify everything I eat ;) I love how easy this recipe is – meaning I can be cramming chocolate into my mouth sooner rather than later!
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  22. Youll find tasty options for everything from elegant dinners to family-pleasing desserts.
    Heres just a small preview of what youre about to get with this book.
    Salmon rich in protein and Omega-3 fatty acids (polyunsaturated fats).
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