Monday, July 5, 2010

Coconut Butter Bars

I've been looking for an excuse to highlight a product called "Artisana Organic Coconut Butter". If you're with the crossfit crowd, you may have noticed a happy face or two walking around with a jar of this and a big spoon - it's yummy - no doubt. Oh and um Ya it's mostly saturated fat, and, umm, Nope, i don't care (read up on medium chain triglycerides - your body would rather use this as fuel than store it). The rest of the ingredients are just naturally hanging out in my pantry - hopefully true at your house too. This recipe was bound to happen. I'd been fooling around making "fudgy" stuff and then a friend of mine, Laura (who has made a LIVING doing stuff like this!), described a date ball she used to make. Game ON!! U can find this coconut butter at Whole Paycheck and on-line. And NO, Artisana doesn't "sponsor" me and YES they should ;-) You might add different kinds of nuts or seeds to these. Pretty sure even cat turds would be good mixed with this stuff...No need to bake 'em - just start stuffing your pie hole :)

Coconut Butter Bars

1/2 Cup pecans
6 pitted dates
1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons coconut butter
2 Tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut (in bulk at WF)

Put it all in your food processor. Shape into bars and coat with more coconut. It only makes 7 - U may want to scale it up!

Eat Well!
Steve Paleo

oh heck! almost forgot! If you're competing at The Games in 2 weeks, Good Luck! ..and look for me.. Go team FLATIRONS!!!