Choclette has challenged us to make something, using chocolate of course, but without any cane sugar. Honey and other sweeteners are allowed. It also gave me a chance to use some of the Sugar and Crumbs cherry flavoured cocoa powder which has really natural cherry flavour and really enhanced the energy bars.
Chocolate Cherry Energy Bars100g butter
200g clear honey
150g rolled oats
50g cocoa powder (I used Sugar and Crumbs, Cherry flavoured cocoa powder)
130g mixed seeds
10g Chia Bia Powder (optional)*
10g Baobab Superfruit powder (optional)*
100g chopped nuts (I used walnuts)
100g dried cherries (alternatively sultanas or cranberries)
50g ground almonds
*If not using the Chia or Bilbao powders then add an additional 20g mixed seeds.
1. Heat the oven to 180C
2. Melt the butter and honey in a saucepan
3. Stir in the remaining ingredients and press into a 22cm square baking tin
5. Allow to cool slightly before cutting into bars
6. Leave to cool completely before removing.
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