Caramel Pecan Bars
I made these and have to share them with you all…I wish I could say I made this recipe, but I did not lol. I got it from a Paleo diet website and made it slightly less carbs…they were amazing!
4 oz pecans
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 Tbsp raw honey (I used N. Dallas Honey Co raw unfiltered honey)
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
6 Medjool dates, pitted, and soaked in water for a couple hours
5 Tbsp coconut milk
1 Tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a food processor, grind your pecans until they look like a powder/meal. Then, add the coconut oil, raw honey, and vanilla extract. Let it go until you create a slightly chunky pecan butter.
Transfer pecan butter to a bowl, and add the almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and egg. Stir together until combined.
Grease a loaf pan with a little extra coconut oil, and press down your mixture. Bake for about 15 minutes until cooked through…use the toothpick test to make sure it is done in the center. Do not over cook otherwise it will be dry. Remove from the oven and let cool.
Drain the dates from the water, and add to your food processor. Let it run for about a minute to chop up the dates a bit. Then add the coconut milk, water, vanilla and salt. Let the processor run again until it is caramel consistancy. Mine had a few little chunks in it, but thats only because my food processor needs an upgrade 🙂
Once the bars are cooled, spread the caramel over the top and cut into bars. My recipe made 10 bars.
The carb number is kinda high because chances are, you will eat more than one lol. However, the carbs come from the raw honey and dates. Dates are one of the healthiest things there is, and if you read up on them you will see that 70-78% of the sugar is invert sugars, and they are easily absorbed and assimilated in the body, which provides you with more energy. It is also high in fiber and protein. The raw honey is what a lot of diabetics use for a sweetener because it doesn’t have the same sugar content as regular sweetener. It is also easily digested. So, its justifiable 🙂
There are 6.16 carbs per bar