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Sunbutter Chocolate Bars
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Servings: 6 bars
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seed butter
  • 1/4 cup carob powder
  • 25 drops stevia
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sea salt
  • Sunflower seeds

Melt coconut oil, combine with sunflower seed butter, carob powder, stevia, vanilla extract and salt. Stir until combined.

Pour into mold of choice (we made our in a loaf pan lined with parchment.) Sprinkle with sunflower seeds/coconut/other nut of choice. Freeze. Makes 6 yummy bars!

Recipe submitted by Jaclyn, Guelph, ON

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What can you use instead of the stevia. Can you use sugar or honey and how much?
Your recipe sound delicious.
Thank,
Carole
# Posted By Carole | 4/23/11 2:31 PM
where do you get sunflower seed butter
# Posted By Chris | 4/24/11 11:49 PM
I had created my own very similar treats with slightly different ingredients. I have felt that coconut oil made mine unpleasantly greasy. I use coconut milk. I also like to use flavored stevia as well as xylitol. I like to get xylitol made from birch so I can avoid GMO corn. I like to add toasted nuts such as hazelnuts. Toasted coconut is good too. Swapping organic peanut butter for the sunbutter is a great option if you can eat peanuts. Tastes better I think. I use unsweetened carob chips instead of powder, it hardens up better in the freezer. I have to stay sugar free. I am sure that raw sugar, raw honey, agave, brown rice syrup, etc...
could be used in lieu of the stevia and xylitol and would be much better in taste and texture. Play with the ingredients and the proportions. Have fun.
# Posted By Adam | 4/25/11 4:26 AM
These look great!!! I've just started switching to stevia to get all sugar out of our diets. And I stalked up on both coconut oil and sunflower butter last week. These look great.
Do you serve them frozen or thaw to serve? My kids aren't fond of food when its frozen.

Carole - try it with stevia - your body will love you for it.
# Posted By Chris | 4/25/11 12:22 PM
these look great i also switched to stevia, to get sugar out of my diet, these look yummy
# Posted By Monica | 4/27/11 1:00 PM
Chris: since you're using coconut oil, they will thaw pretty quickly it's best to serve them at least cold from the fridge.
# Posted By Jaclyn | 5/19/11 10:46 PM
Adam, how much xylitol and coconut milk do you use in this recipe.
# Posted By Maxine | 7/6/11 10:58 AM
Could you substitute honey for the stevia? If so, how much? Thanks!
# Posted By Angie | 11/9/11 8:11 PM
Angie: You can, but do it to taste.
# Posted By Sarah:) | 11/9/11 11:20 PM
Thanks Sarah! :)
# Posted By Angie | 11/10/11 3:29 PM

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