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Choc Orange Energy Bar

If you’re looking for a quick and easy no-bake energy bar then look no further. With only 7 ingredients, you can whip these up in no time.
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup Dates (Soaked and pitted)
  • 1 cup Oats
  • 1/2 cup Coconut (shredded or fine)
  • 1 cup Seed or nut mixture of choice (Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds, Flax Seeds, Chia Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Cashew Nuts, Almonds and Walnuts all work well)
  • 1 Zest of one orange (Can sub with 10-15 drops of orange essential oil)
  • 1/2 cup Dark Chocolate

Instructions
 

  • Soak the dates in a bowl of warm water until they are soft. Place aside while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  • Add the oats, coconut and nuts/seeds to the food processor and pulse a few times until it forms a course powder.
  • Now, add the dates and orange zest to the processor and pulse a few times. You may need to scrape the mixture from the sides halfway through. Blend until the mixture forms a clump or is well combined and sticks together.
  • Transfer the mixture to a lined bread pan or dish and smooth it out whilst making sure you compress it tightly. Now place the pan in the freezer for roughly 10 minutes to set.
  • The bars taste great just like this, however, why not jazz it up with some chocolate? While the bars cool in the freezer, go ahead and melt the chocolate in a bain marie. 
  • When the chocolate is fully melted, remove the pan from the freezer and cut into smaller pieces. 
  • Remove the baking paper from the bread pan and place on top of a plate or small cutting board. Dip each bar into the chocolate and place it on the baking paper with the chocolate side facing up.
  • Return it back to the freezer for approximately 10 minutes so that the chocolate can set. When the chocolate has set completely, place them into an airtight container and place them in the fridge to enjoy when required.
  • These bars will last about 5-7 days if stored in the fridge. They freeze well too and last approximately 3 months in the freezer.
Keyword choc orange, energy bar, healthy, nut free, raw