September three, while on the brink of cooler mornings and all things yellow, orange, brown and red, I came up with this (mostly brown) adaptation of my cousin Toni's chocolate energy bar recipe. It's specifically designed for all you super heroes out there that may find yourselves in need of a little september-get-up-and-go.
I was particularly motivated to do this after talking by phone with my daughter, Annie, who, by noonish still hadn't eaten anything for the day, "because I don't have any foooood," she groaned, with a weak voice. Not that I'm suggesting she (or anyone) eat these energy bars first thing, but at least they could sit in her college fridge looking all sporty and super heroey for when she has finally eaten a solid meal. And needs to scale a tall building, or something.
Tweak the bars... the possibilities are (almost) endless.
Beware: this stuff moves like almond fudge in the mouth.
VRROOM Energy Bars
1 1/2 cup raw whole almonds
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup light maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut oil (room temp.)
Grind the almonds well in a food processor. Add cocoa powder and pulse a few times.
Add maple syrup and coconut oil and a few pinches of sea salt. Pulse it around.
Should be thick and gooey, but not too gooey. Spread in a brownie pan. Refrigerate.
Cut into pieces when cold.