Chocolate Energy Bars

Chocolate bar

This week has been a really long and busy one for me, and my usual go-to refuel snack would be my Eat Natural or Nākd snack bars, but.. oh my! I was out! What was I to do? Make some of course! Initially I set out to make bliss balls, but it sort of blossomed into these delicious bars. That happens sometimes. This batch made 5 bars of the standard size you’d buy as snack bars, and they would keep nicely in the fridge for just over a week if they weren’t so delicious that you can’t help but eat them in a matter of days. Before going out, simply wrap in a little cling film or tin foil and pop in your bag for that energy slump in the day that calls out for a sweet chocolatey hit.

Ingredients

100g Pitted Dates (I don’t use my best medjool dates for this)Bar ingredients

50g Almonds

6 Dried Apricots

1 Handful of Pecans

1 Handful of Cacao Nibs

1 Handful Raisins

8 Brazil Nuts

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Almond Butter

Topping: 1/2 Bar of melted dark chocolate

 

Put all of the ingredients into a food processor and blitz on a high speed until it’s chopped in small even 2015-11-07 12.44.18pieces, this could take a few minutes. Cover a small tray (I used a little baking tray) in cling film, then pour in the mix. Spread out evenly (around 1cm thick) then fold the excess cling film over the batch, as indicated in photo, and begin to press down with your hands to compact it tightly. Be sure to keep it an even thickness and there are no loose bits that will crumble. When it’s nice and tight, unwrap the top layer of film, and pour over the melted chocolate. Allow it to set in the fridge for around an hour, before slicing. Store in the fridge.

 

Final bar

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