CHOCOLATE ENERGY BARS

I will quite often have library days at uni, where I will spend the entire day working on essays. This means I need a supply of food to keep my brain fuelled with good, nutritious energy. These bars are great for such an occasion, they are small and compact with a punch of energy and they taste great! The best thing about them? They are so easy to make, and a whole batch goes a long way!

Yields: 8 Bars

INGREDIENTS

50G Pumpkin Seeds
30G Chia Seeds
50G Sunflower Seeds
75G Goji Berries
50G Almonds (or any nut of your choice)
50G Raisins
30G Coconut Oil (Melted)
100G Medjool Dates
80G Chocolate (I use 90% cocoa solids)

METHODS

The first thing you are going to want to do is in a food processor is blend the dates and coconut oil together until a paste forms, you may need to add a couple of table spoons of water. Transfer the date mixture to a bowl and then place all the remaining ingredients (except for the chocolate) in a food processor and pulse leaving a little bit of texture in the seeds. Add the blended seeds to the date mixture and combine. Transfer to a lined 8″x 5″ tray and allow to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Whilst the seed mixture is chilling melt the chocolate in a bowl. Remove the seed mixture from the fridge and spread the chocolate on top, then chill for a further 30 minutes or until the chocolate has set. Divide into 8 squares and try not to eat them all at once! πŸ˜‰

Enjoy!