Cherry almond chocolate crisp bars

by | Jun 25, 2010 | Columns, Featured, Healing with Whole Foods

cherry almond chocolate crisp bars

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1 cup of almond butter (creamy or crunchy)
3/4 cup of ground almonds, almond meal, or raw almonds ground in a coffee grinder
1/3 cup of flaxmeal
1/3 cup of chopped dates
1/3 cup of shredded coconut
1/2 cup of almond milk
1/2 ts. of sea salt
1/2 cup of dried cherries
1/2 cup of dairy-free dark chocolate chips
1 TB baking olive oil to oil the pan

crisp bars in baking pandirections
These bars could also be created raw, by cutting the almond milk in half and pressing the batter in the pan, refrigerating, and cutting into bars. They would be almost like a Lara bar or other nut fruit raw protein bar. Make what sounds good to you…I hope you enjoy!

  1. Mix all the ingredients together well and press into a 8×8 or 9×13 baking tin. Either one works, it just depends on how thick or thin you want your bars.
  2. Sprinkle some coconut or almonds on top and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  3. Let cool completely before cutting, or cut before you bake so that it crumbles less when you cut from the pan.

recipe courtesy

  • Earthwalker is the username that PT founder Julie Genser created for her online interactions so many years ago when first creating Planet Thrive.

    Julie's (Earthwalker's) life was derailed over twenty years ago when she had a very large organic mercury exposure after she naively used a mouth thermometer to measure the temperature of just-boiled milk while making her very first pizza at home. The mercury instantly expanded into a gas form and exploded out the back of the thermometer right into her face. Unaware that mercury was the third most neurotoxic element on Earth, Julie had no idea she had just received a very high dose of a poisonous substance.

    A series of subsequent toxic exposures over the next few years -- to smoke from two fires (including 9/11), toxic mold, lyme disease, and chemical injuries -- caused catastrophic damage to her health. While figuring out how to survive day-to-day, and often minute-to-minute, she created Planet Thrive to help others avoid some of the misdiagnoses and struggles she had experienced.

    She has clawed her way over many health mountains to get to where she is today. She is excited to bring the latest iteration of Planet Thrive to the chronic illness community.

    In 2019, Julie published her very first cookbook e-book called Low Lectin Lunches (+ Dinners, Too!) after discovering how a low lectin, gluten free diet was helping manage her chronic fascia/muscle pain.


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