If you’re after a yummy lunchbox snack, these Healthy Coco-Pop Bars are exactly what you need! Made with honey, chia seeds & coconut oil…. they’re the perfect alternative to the sugar-filled store bought varieties!
You know that feeling when you’re really, really craving something deliciously naughty and sweet… but you ‘knowwww’ that you should be eating something healthy instead?? Of course you know that feeling! Well I certainly do too… I have that mega brain argument about 50 million times every single day. Which brings me to these yummy little things…
Say hello to these ‘Healthy Coco-Pop Bars’! They taste just like you’re eating a really naughty treat, when you’re actually gobbling down on chia seeds, cacao powder and other deliciously healthy things. Heck YES!!!
This recipe came about when I was experimenting with making a healthier alternative to store-bought LCM bars and sugar-filled muesli bars. And what a delicious little experiment it turned out to be! Oh and did I mention that they also take less than 5 minutes to make and are completely no-bake??…. love, love, love that!
So next time you’re looking for a healthier snack for your kiddies (or yourself), then definitely try a batch of these yummy Healthy Coco-Pop Bars. I promise they’ll give your usual 3pm Freddo frog a run for it’s money! xx
Super Healthy 'Coco-Pop' Bars!
- 4 cups (120g) rice bubbles or any puffed rice
- 1/4 cup (40g) chia seeds
- 2 cups (200g) desiccated coconut
- 1/4 cup (25g) raw cacao powder
- 3/4 cup (255g) honey or 1 cup rice malt syrup
- 1/2 cup (110g) coconut oil, melted
Place the rice bubbles, chia seeds, coconut and cacao powder into a large bowl.
Pour over the honey and melted coconut oil and mix together really well.
Place the mixture into a lined 20cm square cake tin and press down firmly (I like to use a round glass and roll it over the mixture to really press it down extra hard).
Place the tin into the fridge and leave for 2-3 hours or overnight.
Take out of the fridge and cut into bars.
Store the bars in an airtight container in the fridge.
Please note that using honey will keep the bars together more firmly than rice malt syrup.
To ensure that the bars don't crumble when being sliced, make sure the mixture is pressed very firmly into the tin and allow to set for 2-3 hours in the fridge.