Chocolate Coconut “Luna” Bar

Last week when I went to the organic market they had free samples of a new Luna bar

New Luna bar. I'm a coconut lover now!

New Luna bar. I’m a coconut lover now!

Really good, I am going to try to make my own version of this soon!

Really good,  I said I wanted to try to make my own version and well, here we are!

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.

Silky smooth chocolate!

Silky smooth chocolate!

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.

Chocolate coating

Chocolate coating

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!).

This is the Kashi cereal I use

This is the Kashi cereal I use

Little puffs, better than those rice krispies (and healthier)

Little puffs, better than those rice krispies (and healthier)

Chocolate protein powder on top, mix it all in!

Chocolate protein powder on top, mix it all in!

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.

Sugar free maple syrup. Mmmmm

Sugar free maple syrup. Mmmmm

Take your chocolate pan out of the freezer

Chocolate set!

Chocolate set!

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.

Luna bars in the making

Luna bars in the making

Next melt 1/2 Tablespoon of coconut oil, then add the lucuma powder (superfood! and sweetener) and vanilla protein powder

Lucuma and vanilla protein drizzle

Lucuma and vanilla protein drizzle

Drizzle this over the top of the granola bars

Prepped and complete

Prepped and complete

Freeze for another 8 minutes so the drizzle will set

Up close and personal

Up close and personal

Cover with cling wrap and place in the fridge overnight to set

Looks the same as above but has "set" more

Looks the same as above but has “set” more

In the morning, take out and remove from the tin. Cut into 8 even bars

YUM, LUNA BAR!

YUM, LUNA BAR!

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.

Homemade Chocolate Coconut "Luna" Bar

Homemade Chocolate Coconut “Luna” Bar

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 🙂

Look at the bottom!

Look at the bottom!

PLUS they taste really good!

Happy eating…

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie

Comments

  1. Clarissa Harris says:

    Can you make copy cat of ones chocolate birthday cake protein bar please

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