I might have too many passions. One of them is cooking and eating. I count them as one because you can not have one without the other. Perhaps, I should actually say eating and cooking because my eating passion comes first.
I love recipes that taste delicious and are also healthy. No sugar added chocolate power bars have been my favorite snack of the past few weeks. They are the perfect treat to go with the afternoon or morning tea and also to take as a snack on hikes and outdoors activities. Chocolaty, sweet and nutty, what else can you ask for?
Here is what you’ll need:
– 1 cup of sunflower seeds
– 1 cup of whole nuts
– 1 cup of tender dates
-1/2 cup of tender raisins
– 1/2 cup of coco powder (straight coco, no sugar pleazzeee)
– A food processor
…And that’s it!
Make sure to mix separately. The dry with the dry and the wet with the wet. This means: process the nuts together and separately process the dried fruit together. I would also recommend mixing the dry first. After that, mix dry and wet ingredients in a bowl. I wouldn’t recommend mixing all of the ingredients at the same time in the processor because it tends to get stuck. Finally, put the mix together in a pan and flatten it. Cut them up into rectangles and you are done!
One little trick: if your dried fruits are too dry, soak them in water so that they loosen up. But be aware, don’t soak too much because you will end up having a sticky mess when you put it all together. This is also a good option if you want to use less dry fruit.
Feel free to mix and match with different dried fruits and nuts. Experiment with the proportions to see what best fits your fancy and taste. They taste super good without the cocoa powder too.
Raw, vegan, gluten free, no sugar added, guilt free and new age certified.
Taking the pictures of these bars and making them look good was quite a challenge. So please don’t judge them for the way they look after you do them.
Have fun cooking!