Friday, March 30, 2012

Chocolate Coconut Granola Bars

Happy Friday!!

I made a recipe today and thought I'd share. I loved the cocoa granola bars I made a couple weeks ago, so I decided to make my own recipe. Enjoy :)

Chocolate Coconut Granola Bars:

8 oz Medjol Pitted Dates (~20 dates)
1 c. Raw Oats
1 c. Dried, Organic Coconut
1 & 1/2 c. Pecans
2 tbsp. Vanilla Extract
1 tbsp. Water
1/2 c. Chocolate Chips

Put all ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in a food processor and blend till it turns into small course particles, and has a dough-like consistency. Place wax paper in a small pan, and press the dough out into the thickness that you want your bars to be. This is optional, but in order to make the top perfectly flat, I covered the dough with wax paper and gently rolled it with a rolling pin. Then, put the bars in the freezer for about 15 minutes. During this time, melt the chocolate chips in a bowl large enough to dip the bars. Finally, dip the bars and place them chocolate-side-up in a container. Leave in fridge until ready to eat.

As for today's workout... It consisted of 30 minutes of foam rolling. I ran 5 miles yesterday and I am giving myself two total days of rest before my half marathon Sunday! (I'm pretty sure foam rolling is the most painful thing I have done to my body in a long time, but it hurts so good...)

Have a blessed weekend!


  1. foam rolling is the best worst pain ever. so necessary! I see such a huge difference in how my legs feel when I foam roll! Helps me so much.

    1. I know! I am thinking about doing a whole post soon on foam rolling. Maybe we will have to host a 7 day foam role challenge!!

  2. Those look so tasty, and have good ingredients, too! I'll have to give them a try. I hope you half marathon goes well!

    1. Thank you! The ingredient list is really awesome, and I even left some un-dipped to make them extra healthy, and they still tasted delicious!

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  4. Seeing how I have never foam-rolled I cannot comment on that but your photos are beautiful!!!!