Fudgy Energy Bars

Thanks so so much for voting over on Instagram for the recipes you’d like to see here on my website. Really helps to know which recipes you guys like! It does take a while to write these up so it helps to know that the recipes I am writing up are the recipes you’ve all voted for!…and by far the most popular from last week were these yummy fudgy Energy bars…i don’t blame you! I’m eating one as I type this up, i couldn’t not!!!…They’re squidy and slightly gooey – fudgy goodness basically! Mmmmmm!

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They are the easiest & quickest things to make and so good if you’re craving something sweet!

If you do want them to be a bit firmer just reduce the number of dates and add some additional oats to this but for the squidgy ones here is what you need to do, honestly couldn’t be simpler!

Simply throw your oats into a food processor and pulse for a bit to grind slightly then just throw in the remaining ingredients and whizz!…..

 

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Once it comes together like this tip it out into a lined baking tin. Pop some greaseproof paper on top and press down with your hand or the back of a spoon to flatten it out evenly… You want it to be around 1cm thick.

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Once you’ve flattened it out, pop it into the fridge to firm up.

Once firm you can then  drizzle some melted chocolate onto the top too and then pop back into the fridge to harden..

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As mentioned these ones are quite fudgey and squidgey but if you want them firmer, reduce the dates and add a few more oats!! You could of course make these into little balls  too and then roll them in additional crushed hazelnut pieces…YUM!

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So just to recap here’s what you need:

  •  1/2 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp @meridianfoods cocoa and peanut butter ( If you don’t have this one you could use peanut butter plus 1 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 6-8 dates – pitted
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted hazelnuts
  • Melted chocolate to drizzle

And here’s what you need to do:

  • Throw  in your oats into a food processor and pulse for a bit to grind the oats and then add all the remaining ingredients (bar the melted chocolate) and whizz until it comes together.
  • Once it’s come into a ball tip this out into a lined baking tin.
  • Press it down so that it’s about 1cm thick. Use a piece of greaseproof paper on top of the mixture and press down with the back of a spoon or your hands to get it evenly spread.
  • Now pop this into the fridge to firm up
  • Once it’s firmed up a bit you can then drizzle over some melted chocolate

 

  • Melted chocolate to drizzle – Place some chocolate chips into a microwave friendly bowl and pop in the microwave cooking at 10 seconds burts until it’s melted. Use a fork or a whisk to drizzle the chocolate over the top.

Really hope you like them…let me know if you try!

xx

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