Nutritious Cacao, Fruit & Popcorn Energy Bars Recipe

Nutritious Cacao, Fruit & Popcorn Energy Bars Recipe
SERVES
10

TIME TO PREPARE

STORAGE
Keep in airtight container in fridge.
Vegetarian

These energy bars are the perfect snack for a sweet tooth or for the kids. Made with popcorn and chocolate, a sweet tooths favourite - but sneaked in is some superfood mushroom nutrition to make these slightly less guilty & to get some goodness into your kids lunchboxes.

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Ingredients

Equipment
  • Large Bowl
  • 2 x Wooden Spoon
  • 2 x Mixing Bowls
  • 2 Square Tin Baking Trays
  • Baking Paper
  • Chopping Board & Knife
  • Fridge

Method
  1. Firstly, grease both square tin trays with a bit of extra butter.
  2. Place the baking paper on top of each buttered tray, make it slightly bigger so that you can get the bars out at the end.
  3. Using a sharp knife and chopping board, chop the dried fruit into bite-sized pieces. 
  4. Next, in a large bowl combine the oats, popcorn, cashew nuts and raisins. Stir together well.
  5. Add the butter, honey, yacon syrup & melted chocolate to the dry mixture and keep stirring until you have a fully combined texture.
  6. Evenly seperate this mixture into two mixing bowls.
  7. BOWL 1: Chocolate, Apricot & Popcorn Energy Bars
  8. Place the chopped apricots and super mushroom nutri-complex into 1 of the mixing bowls and stir into the already created mixture. 
  9. Once combined, pour this mixture into one of the lined trays and spread out evenly with a knife. Pat the mixture down gently, but not too much that you squash and break up the popcorn.
  10. If you'd like to, top with colourful sprinkles & dried banana at this point.
  11. Put in the frige for at least 4 hours. 
  12. BOWL 2: Chocolate, Apple & Cranberries, Popcorn Energy Bars
  13. Place the chopped dried apple and cranberries with the reishi mushroom powder into the remaining bowl with the leftover mixture. 
  14. Stir together well and as above pour this mixture into the second lined tray and spread out evenly. Pat down as before but make sure it's not too hard.
  15. If you'd like to, top with colourful sprinkles & dried banana at this point.
  16. Refridgerate for at least 4 hours with the other bars. 
  17. Once both set and cool, take out and with a sharp knife cut into bite sized bars.
  18. Share, pop into lunch boxes and enjoy! 
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9 March 2017 - 5:24pm