Luxury Cherry, Cacao & Quinoa Snack Bars Recipe

Luxury Cherry, Cacao & Quinoa Snack Bars Recipe
SERVES
12

TIME TO PREPARE

STORAGE
Keep in cool dry place in airtight tin.
Gluten Free Vegan Dairy Free

Give your lunchbox a luxurious twist with these go-to organic snack bars. Easy to make and nutritious in every bite! Exciting, crunchy with melted chocolate as a topping. These bars are a dark chocolate lovers dream - dark & bitter with a subtle cherry hint. 

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Equipment
  • Oven
  • Greaseproof Paper
  • Square Cake Tin
  • Saucepan
  • Food Processor
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Knife
  • 2 x Small Bowls
  • Bain Marie or Microwave
  • Piping Bag or Spoon

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 160C and line the bottom and sides of a square cake tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. In a saucepan, slowly melt the almond butter, 4tbsp water, coconut oil and coconut sugar over a low heat. Stir occasionally to prevent burning and ensure all the ingredients are well mixed.
  3. Once melted pour into a food processor fitted with a blade. Then weigh and add in the dates, lemon juice, another 4tbsp of water and the Acerola cherry powder.
  4. Blend until a smooth paste forms, it will take a couple of minutes.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the quinoa flakes, cacao powder and cocoa nibs.  Pour in the paste from the food processor and stir together until all the ingredients are completely combined.
  6. Tip into the cake tin and squash flat using wet hands to prevent sticking.  Bake for 20mins. Slice into 12 bars while warm then set aside to cool completely before decorating.
  7. Place the different chocolate in separate bowls, adding half a teaspoon of coconut oil to each, before melting. You can either melt the chocolate over a pan of hot water (bain marie style) or using the defrost setting on the microwave.
  8. Stir a spoonful of Acerola cherry powder into the dark chocolate.  
  9. Drizzle the chocolate over the bars either using a piping bag or splatter over with a spoon and finish off with a scattering of cacao nibs.  
  10. Once cooled they will keep in an airtight tin for a quick grab & go breakfast or lunchboxes for the week!

 

Luxury Cherry, Cacao & Quinoa Snack Bars Recipe Luxury Cherry, Cacao & Quinoa Snack Bars Recipe Luxury Cherry, Cacao & Quinoa Snack Bars Recipe
1 September 2017 - 12:35pm