Bonk Bars

bonk bars

These bars were inspired by a good friend who is hypoglycemic and tends to “bonk” (have a blood sugar crash inducing fits of rage and/or extreme grumpiness) if he doesn’t eat good food regularly.  Loaded with blood-sugar stabilizing fiber (dates), fats (coconut oil & chia), proteins (nuts & seeds), complex carbs (oats), and natural sweeteners, these are fool-proof bars for little ones, active people, regular “bonkers”, and sweet-lovers everywhere. Easy to throw together and incredibly satisfying, these will keep at least a month in the fridge and freeze well too.

Bonk Bars

  • 1 cup medjool dates
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1 cup oats
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • 3 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp nopal powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup goji berries (mulberries/golden berries)
  1. Soak dates in boiled water until soft.
  2. In food processor, combine dates and almond butter until smooth. Add oats and coconut oil and pulse until roughly combined. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients and combine.
  4. Pour into a lined 8 x 8 square pan and press down with wet hands until evenly distributed and smooth.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares. Store in fridge.
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