The Nomshell Power Bar

One day was scrolling through power ball and bar recipes and I noticed, they all had one ingredient in common, Almond Butter... I thought to myself "there are so many other nut/seed butters to enjoy, how come so many recipes are all using the same one?" Besides we should all be using almonds more sparingly due to the drought in California (almond producing country). You may have noticed your favourite almond butter skyrocketed in price over the past year. 

I sat down and started thinking about my favourite flavours, and the Nomshell power bar was born! Not only is it delicious, it packs 10 grams of protein, 20 grams of carbohydrates, 13 grams of healthy fats, as well as 16% of your daily iron intake. It's a great post workout or on the go snack.


Photos courtesy of Miaou Photography

The Nomshell Power Bar


  • 1 cup cashew butter
  • 1 cup gluten free large flake oats
  • 1/2 cup vanilla or unflavoured protein powder (I used Vega Sport BCAA's + Glutamine)
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbls chia seeds
  • 2 tbls dark chocolate chips (I used enjoy life brand) 
  • 1/2 tsp coconut oil


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, except chocolate chips and coconut oil. With a wooden spoon or with the help of an electric mixer, mix until a ball of dough forms. If dough is too dry, add a tablespoon of non-dairy milk or water.
  2. Line a 9x9 inch square baking pan with waxed paper (this will make it easier to remove the bars later) and spread dough evenly. Use a pastry roller to flatten and level out the dough. Set aside.

  3. In a small microwave safe dish, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and microwave an additional 20 seconds. Remove and stir until smooth. Drizzle chocolate over the flattened dough and pop in the freezer for around 30 minutes. 
  4. Remove from freezer and cut into 12 bars.

*Store in the freezer for one to two weeks, if they last that long! ;)