Honey, Date, Oat & Nut Energy Bars

Honey, Date, Oat & Nut Energy Bars

When you're after a healthy boost, these Honey, Date, Oat & Nut Energy Bars are just what you need. The perfect mid-afternoon pick-me-up!
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Course: healthy snacks
Cuisine: Energy Bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 16 serves
Calories: 145kcal

Equipment

  • Blender, food processor or Thermomix

Ingredients

  • 110 g (1 cup) roasted almonds roughly chopped
  • 135 g (1 1/2 cups) rolled oats
  • 200 g (1 cup) pitted medjool dates
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt
  • 85 g (1/4 cup) honey
  • 65 g (1/4 cup) cup peanut butter

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Grease a 20cm X 20cm square cake tin and line with baking paper. Set aside.
  • Place the chopped roasted almonds and the rolled oats into a bowl.
  • Place the medjool dates into a blender and chop for 30 seconds or until small chunks remain. Add the chopped dates to the bowl.
  • Place the vanilla extract, sea salt, honey and peanut butter into a microwave safe bowl.
  • Melt together in 30 second bursts on 50% power for 2-3 minutes (stirring between each interval).
  • Pour the liquid into the bowl and mix together until completely combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and press down firmly.
  • Place the tin into the fridge for 3 hours or until firm (the bars will still be slightly soft and bendy).
  • Cut into slices and place into an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days (you can also freeze the slices).

Thermomix Method

  • Grease a 20cm X 20cm square cake tin and line with baking paper. Set aside.
  • Place the roasted almonds into the Thermomix bowl and roughly chop by pressing Turbo 3-4 times. Set aside in a bowl.
  • Place the medjool dates into the Thermomix bowl and chop by pressing Turbo 8-10 times or until the dates resemble small chunks. Add the chopped dates to the almonds.
  • Place the vanilla extract, sea salt, honey and peanut butter into the Thermomix bowl.
  • Melt together for 3 minutes, 80 degrees, Speed 2. Add the rolled oats, dates and almonds to the Thermomix bowl and mix on Reverse Speed 3 for 10 seconds or until completely combined (use the spatula to help).
  • Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and press down firmly. Place the tin into the fridge for 3 hours or until firm (the bars will still be slightly soft and bendy).
  • Cut into slices and place into an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days (you can also freeze the slices).

Nutrition

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 16mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.8mg