So, let’s just call these granola bars. Like, YEAHHH there’s marshmallows in here but we gotta have sugar somewhere SOMEHOW because it’s me. Hello. And really – brown rice cereal, coconut, almond butter, some chocolate – doesn’t it sound like a granola bar to you? Or maybe I’m just justifying that this was my breakfast for three days straight.
Don’t look at me like that.
They’re seriously chewy and delicious and crunchy and sweet. I think you’ll really like ’em.
Have you ever had one of those super really GREAT tough workouts at the gym with weights and cardio and circuits and pompoms and confetti (jk on that last part) and you leave feelin’ like a million bucks?
You carry on through the rest of your day, feeling just ever so slightly like a newborn giraffe because #legday but you carry on cause it’s really not too bad and you go to bed and then you wake up.
It’s like you’ve reverted back to being 10 months old and you no longer remember how to walk. Sitting down on the toilet is actually impossible and walking down the stairs makes you want to cry/laugh hysterically because you have no control over the lower half of your body. Dropping things on the floor is like dropping something in a pool of lava, gone forever because you’re sure as heck not gonna try and squat down to get it.
That day was MONDAY for me, my friends, and I’m happy to report that today I am almost no longer sore!
Um, ANYWHO. How did we get on this topic? Oh, right. Granola bars. Whoops almost typed bras there. Breakfast. Pre-workout snack. Workouts. Sore.
There we go.
Makes 1 9×13 pan
1/3 c unsalted almond butter
3 T coconut oil
45 large marshmallows
6 c brown rice cereal
For the topping:
1 c dark chocolate chips
2 t coconut oil
1/2 c sliced almonds
1/4 c unsweetened flaked coconut
In a large pot on medium heat, melt the coconut oil. Add in the marshmallows and stir constantly with a large wooden spoon until melted. It’s gonna be super sticky – hang in there!
Stir in the almond butter and brown rice cereal and mix until everything is evenly coated.
Press into a lightly greased 9×13 pan and set aside for just a sec.
In a microwave-safe bowl combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave for two 30-second increments, stirring in between. Keep stirring after you take it out of the microwave to get it all melted and smooth and stuff.
Pour the chocolate on top of the bars, smooth around in an even layer with a spatula, and let set. Cut and serve!
(Note: eat within 2 days, they get a little hard and crunchy after that.)