Coconut energy bars

These bars are packed with energy, and are a great pre-workout snack. I use vital protein collagen powder for the extra benefits that collagen has to offer, but you can easily omit it. The fats from the coconut, along with the nutritional benefits of honey, make these a great guilt free treat.
 

1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (80g)

1/4 cup pure maple syrup, ¼ cup honey (or 1/4 cup water and 2-3 stevia packs)

1/4 cup virgin coconut oil

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp salt
Optional; Vital protein collagen powder

optional add ins: Dark chocolate chips, pecans, cashews

Directions:

1. In a pot, bring maple syrup and coconut oil to a simmer, add in coconut, vanilla and salt.
2. Press mixture into a 7 x 5 container and place in the refrigerator or freezer until solid
3. Cut into 6-8 bars, depending on preferences.