So excited about this recipe! I stumbled on it when looking at Organic Guinea Pig’s Facebook page* where he posted photos of himself trying out this Food Matters* recipe and it looked so good I had to try it.
These bars are full of energy and are such a healthy chocolatey treat that you can literally make in a minute. You just mix everything up in a bowl, spread it out in a baking tray and freeze. Done!
You can have them smooth or crunchy like these, depending on how fine or chunky you grind the cashews. Everyone who tried it loved it: kids, tweens, teens and oldies alike.
All ingredients are organic except the maple syrup which we substituted for the honey to make them vegan. The original recipe has Sultanas but we didn’t have any so used Raisins instead. A second batch had chopped almonds and goji berries in.
Vegan and gluten-free. All measurements are approximate.
7 Tbsps Peanut Butter (but you could use any nut or seed butter, we used Meridian Organic & Palm Oil-free)
3 Tbsps Melted Coconut Oil
1-2 Tbsps Maple Syrup, depending how sweet you want it, 1 is enough for me
2 Tbsps The Raw Chocolate Company Cacao Powder *
Half Tsp Vanilla Extract
Combine all these in a bowl
Half a Cup of Cashew Pieces (125g), chopped (or seeds)
Half a Cup of Sultanas or Raisins (125g) (Chopped Medjool Dates would probably work too).
Mix it all together well, you only need to give it a good stir, no need to get the mixer out.
Spread in a square baking tin and freeze for at least a couple of hours.
Slice and eat.
(They melt really quickly, especially in summer weather, so don’t get them out of the freezer until you actually need them).
Copyright: Chris McGowan