Hemp Heart Candy Bars

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Happy Friday! I love the energy of Friday…it’s light and fun! There is something that rings celebration when we make it to Friday and our voice has a little special ring to it when we greet others…or maybe that’s just me. Either way, to celebrate today, I made these Hemp Heart Candy Bars.

You may be familiar with the Hemp Heart Bites and these candy bars are a spin off of that recipe. Hemp Heart Bites are one of my favorite treats to have on hand. When making them awhile back, I subbed sunflower seed butter in place of almond butter and the result was downright decadent. The combination of sunflower seed butter, honey, and hemp hearts is dangerous.  To take this even further, i the last couple weeks I’ve had this urge to make a recipe with hemp hearts bites, sunflower seed butter and chocolate…voila, here it is! Packed full of deliciousness and ready for you to enjoy!

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Hemp Heart Mini Candy Bars

2 T. sunflower seed butter
1 T. coconut oil, room temperature
1 T. honey
1/2 t. vanilla
dash of sea salt, <1/8 teaspoon
1/4 c. almond flour
1/2 c. hemp hearts
1/4 c. coconut flakes

Mix sunflower seed butter through sea salt in a small mixing bowl and stir to combine ingredients well. Add remaining ingredients and continuing stirring until a uniform dough is created. Place mixture onto lined plate or small pan. Spread  into a large square. Place in freezer while preparing chocolate sauce. Makes about 12-16 mini candy bars depending on size.

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Chocolate Sauce

2 T. coconut oil
1 T. honey
1 T. cacao powder
dash of sea salt
splash of vanilla

Place all ingredients into a small mixing bowl and stir well to form smooth texture. Remove hemp heart bars from freezer and drizzle/spread chocolate sauce on top. If the chocolate topping seems to thick, you can always place it in the oven for a couple minutes, however, you don’t want it to stay in the oven too long as it will become too thin to spread. Cut into small candy bars and place in freezer for about 45 minutes to set up. Remove and devour!

Sunflower seed butter is a favorite and if you’re looking to replace peanut butter, it’s a great upgraded substitute. Hemp hearts are a great plant-based protein, have a good balance of essential fatty acids, and are a great source of iron.

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