With Canada Day just around the corner and the many events taking place leading up to the milestone Canada 150 celebration, I felt inspired to prepare some healthy Canadian themed treats. I thought I would share my recipe for Canadian mint bars for you to enjoy. They are grain free and suitable for a number of different diets including Paléo, dairy free, and vegan (if you substitute maple syrup for honey).
Enter the Mirror Friendly Canadian Mint Bars
The following ingredients were used to make 7 Canadian mint bars:
Step by step instructions in preparing the Canadian mint bars:
1) Line a standard 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper
2) To make the crust, combine the almond flour, cocoa powder, coconut oil, and maple syrup in a small bowl and mix well. Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of the lined pan then set it aside while you make the filling.
3) To make the filling, combine all of the filling ingredients in a blender or small food processor and blend until smooth. Evenly spread the filling on top of the crust.
4) For the chocolate topping, whisk together the coconut oil, cocoa, and maple syrup until smooth. Pour the mixture over the top of the filling and tilt the pan from side to side and front to back to ensure the chocolate topping evenly covers the filling (it may be helpful to leave the maple syrup on the counter so it’s not so thick; this will help it spread better).
5) All you need to do now is put the pan in the freezer for about 30 minutes and then you can transfer to a fridge for another 2 hours.
I personally prefer to eat them right out of the freezer. They won’t be too hard as the filling never freezes solid.
Note: if you are serving these at a party I suggest serving from the freezer and don’t leave them out too long as the chocolate will melt. But I’m sure you don’t have to worry about them staying around too long! They are too good to last.
To fitness with love,