What's a whole food snob (ha-ha) to do? Well, I decided to play. These don't taste exactly like the fake commercial totally bad for you candy bars I used to love, but they are super yummy & actually taste... like wholesome junk food.
If you want to know the truth, I'm actually working on improving this recipe. I've got a couple of ideas that I think might make them even better. When I am successful, I'll post the update :)
Remember that if you can't find these items locally, they're all available on Amazon & other great locations online.
1 c. raw almonds, ground (super fine texture like almond flour, if possible)
1/2 c. raw organic agave nectar (I only use Xagave or Oijo) or maple syrup (opt: can add a few drops of stevia extract for sweeter taste)
1/2 c. coconut oil (raw, un-filtered, cold pressed - the solid white kind)
1/2 c. cacao powder (raw cacao, if possible... but if not, AT LEAST a good quality Dutch processed cocoa powder)
In a food processor, grind almonds into a flour (unless it's already ground). Add agave & coconut oil (not melted), & mix till smooth. SLOWLY add the cacao powder. Don't over process, because it can seize if mixed too much. (((You could also try doing this in your Blendtec or Vitamix. Just pulse it until it's the right consistency)))
Batter will be thick. Pour into a pan, sprinkle top with unsweetened coconut flakes (raw if you have them), & freeze or refrigerate. They'll set fast.
***You could also add a few drops of mint or orange essential oil (100% therapeutic grade), if you like chocolate mint or chocolate orange. YUMMY!
Store in the fridge or freezer.