Gluten Free Chocolate Almond Bars with Pomegranate! Oh heavens yes! A Vegan friendly and Gluten Free Chocolate Bar you can have for breakfast, snack, or dessert! Packed with Antioxidants (cocoa, almonds, pomegranate) and bursting with flavor. Healthy yet satisfying. Yes, I like to exaggerate but you get my point. Did I mention it’s grain free? YUM!
I didn’t get out much this weekend. I’m assuming many other people didn’t either? Blizzard 2016 in full force! Okay, Austin wasn’t really that cold. 6OF … BRRRRR! The Cedar allergies, on the other hand, were like a blizzard of pollen! Which means I was a total homebody and stayed inside. I watched two movies.. maybe three. That’s productivity ya’ll! Right? That being said, I didn’t make it to the store and the only thing left to eat this morning was a pan of gluten free chocolate goodness. I’m okay with that. Yep, Monday’s are saved by chocolate yet again. Gluten free chocolate pomegranate almond bars to be exact. I like to specify. 😉
It’s funny. I’m not really a chocolate person either. You all know I love SAVORY and spicy (especially in cheese form). But during the winter, that all changes. It’s like the body knows it needs something more decadent to survive the winds or cold! LOL! Can you blame it?
So I made these gluten free chocolate almond bars with pomegranate. Similar prep and similar macronutrients as these paleo(is) mango almond bars. Just different seasonal ingredients. Instead of using mango, I used pomegranate. And I decided these gluten free chocolate bars would be better served warm, so I baked them. Oh my, the tart bursts of pomegranate baked with chocolate totally takes these bars to a whole new level. I mean like a “I’m gonna brighten your day” kind of level! You get that right?Print
Speaking of brightening your day, this little tidbit will make you smile! Did you know that pomegranates (in many cultures) are a symbol of health, fertility, and eternal life. I’m not ready for the fertility part quite yet. Haha, no baby Cotters here. But I sure would like some eternal life and health.
I’m thinking this eternal health is due to the fact that Pomegranates are the most POWERFUL anti-oxidant of all fruit. And apparently they “may have benefits to protect against depression and osteoporosis.” So yes, you should eat them religiously during winter to fight SAD (seasonal affective disorder). And it doesn’t hurt to pair it with more anti-oxidant rich chocolate either. Excuse me a minute while I go invest stock in pomegranates. Haha.You get my point. This –> gluten free chocolate almond bars with pomegranate… they can do wonders. Except get me to the store. Ugh, I might another bar to two to get me there.
So ….. friends, chocolate lovers, health fanatics, paleo(is) peeps, vegan folk, snack eaters, dessert connoisseurs.–>
I got you covered this week! Gluten free chocolate pomegranate almond bars : Make them, freeze them, eat them, share them, devour them, repeat.
And have a GREAT Monday! Stay warm!
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Are you going to get that chocolate or pomegranate consumption today? I’ll just pretend you said yes!
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p.s wish me luck, I’m gonna try adding eggs back into my diet. Pray it’s all good! Ok?
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