Chocolate Coconut “Luna” Bar
Last week when I went to the organic market they had free samples of a new Luna bar
I love Luna bars. They are crunchy, sweet, and delicious! The list of ingredients on the label is still pretty heavy though for a healthy treat. So I said hey, let me try my own mock Luna bar at home!
I stuck to the general idea of chocolate and coconut because it was a delicious combination. My version uses protein boosts from protein powders, and some superfood additives!
They are also pretty simple to make and do not require any baking except melting the coconut oil.
For this recipe you will need:
-1 3/4 cups of Kashi 7 Whole Grain Puff Cereal
-3/4 cup of old fashioned oats
-3/4 cup of cacao powder
-3 to 4 Tablespoons of stevia in the raw
-1 scoop of chocolate whey protein powder
-1/3 cup of raw coconut shreds
-1/3 cup of sugar free maple syrup
-1 Tablespoon of lucuma powder
-1 Tablespoon of vanilla protein powder
-3 Tablespoons of coconut oil (melted) – 2 1/2 Tablespoons for the chocolate, 1/2 Tablespoon for the vanilla
Start by melting 2 1/2 Tablespoons of coconut oil in a bowl. Add 3/4 cup of cacao powder (superfood!)- if you don’t have this you can use cocoa powder, but I highly recommend the cacao! Sweeten this with 1 Tablespoon of stevia in the raw (I make this a liquid form by dissolving in a little water). Add to the chocolate and mix.
Pour the chocolate in a baking tin, lining the bottom evenly. Just tilt the pan around to make sure it is completely coated. If you are not using a one use aluminum pan, make sure you line your bakeware with wax paper to prevent sticking.
Pop this in the freezer for about 5 minutes until it has ALMOST set
In the meantime, make the granola filling! To a mixing bowl add the Kashi cereal, oats, 2 Tablespoons of stevia, chocolate protein powder, and coconut shreds. Mix well (I just use my hands!).
Add 1/3 cup of sugar free maple syrup. Make sure you mix this well, sometimes the protein powder will sink to the bottom, keep mixing until it is all combined.
Take your chocolate pan out of the freezer
Add the granola mix. Push down with your fingers to make it even and flat. You want it to sink in the chocolate a little so it sticks. Grab a small handful of dry oats and kashi cereal (a little more than a Tablespoon of each) and sprinkle over the top. Push down again.
Next melt 1/2 Tablespoon of coconut oil, then add the lucuma powder (superfood! and sweetener) and vanilla protein powder
Drizzle this over the top of the granola bars
Freeze for another 8 minutes so the drizzle will set
Cover with cling wrap and place in the fridge overnight to set
In the morning, take out and remove from the tin. Cut into 8 even bars
My own Luna bar! Better than the store 🙂 And I was pretty on point when I calculated nutritional info! The chocolate dipped coconut luna bar has: 190 calories, 7 grams of fat, 25 grams of carbs, and 9 grams of protein.
The Skinny Minnie chocolate coconut “Luna” bar has: 165 calories, 6.8 grams of fat, 18.7 grams of carbs, and 8 grams of protein. Mine has a little less carbs and calories! Score 🙂
PLUS they taste really good!
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,