• Amy Cooper

    Yum those sound great, can’t wait to try them !!!!

  • sirenab

    Girrrrrrrrrrrrl, you have no idea. Just to warn you, they are ADDICTING. There is just enough sweetness to curb your cravings, and they’re very hearty, full of good fat and protein to keep you satiated. Let me know how they turn out. Thanks for your comment, I totally appreciate it. Looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks — so exciting! :)

  • http://sixpackabsproject.com todd scott

    Hey Sirena,

    I just emailed your yahoo acct. from a gmail addy. Just want to make sure you get it. If it’s not in your inbox, check the spam folder, k?

    Thanks!
    Todd

  • Chris Smith

    Those look awesome I can’t wait to try them out. Any idea what the nutrition specs are on them?

  • sirenab

    Hi Todd, just responded to your email, good thing you mentioned because it wound up in the spam folder. Welcome to the blog, hope to see you around here more.

    @Chris — gooooooood question. I’ll break it down this weekend and let you know as soon as I figure it out. Just have to crunch some numbers. Thanks for your comments, look forward to seeing you around the blog!

    Ciao.

  • http://www.OurNaturalLife.com/blog/ Cathy Payne

    Thanks for this post, Sirena! My friend Celeste has been looking for something to replace her DH’s protein bar habit. I was suggesting pemmican. These could work, too!

  • sirenab

    Thank you for your comment Cathy, and I hope Celeste likes them. Although, she may be giving up her protein bar habit in exchange for a Naked Nutrition Bar habit! Pemmican would be the most ideal, but these can come in handy when the time calls. Great if you can vacuum seal and freeze too. I look forward to more of your podcasts!

  • Celeste

    Thanks Sirena and Cathy! I’ll see if these go over with my DH. He’s a marathon runner, so always looking for a packed power source made with real food. These look really yummy – don’t know if he’ll actually get any!

  • sirenab

    Celeste, thanks for stopping by and joining the group here at the blog. I’d love to hear what you think of the recipe when you make it. They are definetly packed with some nutrition — protein and a ton of good, healthy fat. I find that they really help satiate me especially since I’m very sensitive to sugar, which is why I don’t like using dates or agave syrup. The thin layer of dairy-free chocolate on the top is more than enough to satisfy any sweet craving.

    Sirena

    p.s. I feel silly asking, but what’s a “DH”? lol

  • http://theskinnyonline.blogspot.com/2009/03/pass-dharma-eggs.html Lisa Sargese

    I have most of the ingredients on hand now! Finally, a real food recipe for a decent “bar”. Since giving up table sugar and artificial sweeteners I don’t need things to be super sweet. I bet these are just perfect! I’ve added you to my blog roll :-)

  • sirenab

    Lisa,

    Thank you so much for your comment. Yes, even some of the best “bars” are full of sugar because they use agave and dates. I find that the sweetness is overwhelming. With the Naked Nutrition Bars, the shredded coconuts add a nice natural sweetness and the thin layer of chocolate on top is juuuuuuuust enough. A quick tip: You may have to divide the ingredients in half to put them in your food processor depending on how big it is. I have a fairly big food processor and had to make two batches. You’ll have enough to last you a while. Let me know how they turn out!

    Thanks for joining the group here at the blog and thanks for the add to the blogroll, much appreciated! :)

    Ciao for now,

    Sirena

  • http://SynergyKettlebellKamp.com Bob Garon

    This looks absolutely amazing!!! You are a genius!

    I love, love, love chocolate on the healthy side. :)

  • sirenab

    Bob,

    Thank you for your comments, I really appreciate it! I hate to be the one to say it, but they are friggin’ AMAZING! I just scoffed down a bar right before I hopped online. They are the perfect blend of hearty and sweet. The raw cacao adds a nice element to the bars. Thanks for joining the group here at the blog, talk soon!

    Sirena

  • http://getfit-campers.com Anthony McClellan

    Yum Yum Yum. All I got to say. Look forward to following this blog.

    btw, dh stands for something husband.

  • Barb Wall

    Hi Sirena- These sound incredible! I’ve been struggling the past week with a wicked chocolate craving and I’m hoping these will help. I have a question about the Stevia- you mentioned putting “drops” in the recipe. I only have a box of the small packets- can you tell me if I can use these or do I need to go out and buy the liquid? Thanks again for all your help and dedication to so many people! You’re awesome! :o )

  • sirenab

    @Anthony, welcome to the blog, and thank you for your comment and for all your help with my blogging questions. I look forward to your comments and seeing you around here. BTW, I Google’d “DH” and it stands for “Dear Huband”…or “Designated Hitter” if we’re talking about baseball…or a mistress! Ha!

    @Barbara, yes, I had you in mind as I was making this recipe. This is a great way to curb those occassional sweet cravings and not feel guilty about it. Consider these a “safe” choice to go with the healthy eating plan we’ve been working on. But like I mentioned, try not to rely on them everyday. You are doing awesome so far girl, keep it up! And when those cravings come up again, recognize what they are, and look them in the face. When you feel them come on, be prepared by having a few of these in your fridge or freezer. Let me know if there is anything else I can do for you. You rock! :)

    p.s. In regards to the stevia…I would suggest investing in some of the liquid stuff, as it’s meant to be used be baking/cooking. I feel that it will incorporate better. The packets can be used for adding to coffee, tea, drinks, etc.

  • http://SynergyKettlebellKamp.com Bob Garon

    Sirena- I made these and we had them over the past 2 days. I left a bit of the almonds crunchy in there and it was awesome!

    Thank you so much for this recipe. They’re soooo gooooood!! :)

    Bob

    P.S. I’m passing these out to my Kettlebell Kampers this week.

  • http://www.thenakeddish.com Sirena

    Thanks Bob! Hope your Kettlebeller’s enjoy them too :)

    p.s. Hope you don’t mind I used your pic and quote in the post above.

  • arun

    Hi, Thanks for this recipe, I was wondering how long will this keep in the fridge???

  • sirenab

    Thanks for the comment Arun, and for stopping by. They lasted about 6 or 7 days in the fridge, and they are better when they are cold because of the coconut oil which, obviously melts when warm :) )

    Let me know how it turns out for you!
    :)

  • sarah

    I think these look yummy. We don’t use stevia. How much cane sugar would you use? Thanks

  • sirenab

    Hi Sarah! They are yummy, if I do say so myself. You know, I don’t know how exactly how much cane sugar to use, but I would say very little. The raisins and the coconut add some sweetness to it, and perhaps you could even try honey or maple syrup instead!

    Let me know how you make out!

    S