Cherry, Chocolate And Almond Super Power Bars

| 08.07.2017

Cherry, Chocolate And Almond Super Power Bars

Ingredients 

115g old fashioned rolled oats

40g flaked almonds

1 tbsp golden linseeds

1 tbsp sesame seeds

35g unsweetened whole grain-puffed cereal

160g dried cherries

80g chopped dried apricots

50g good quality dark vegan chocolate, roughly chopped

100g crunchy almond butter

80g coconut sugar

125g agave syrup

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Generous pinch of sea salt flakes

Method 

  • Preheat oven to 180C and grease an 8 inch square baking pan with oil.
  • Mix together rolled oats, flaked almonds, linseeds and sesame seeds. Place on a baking tray and bake for 5-8 minutes until lightly toasted. Shake the pan halfway through to ensure even browning.
  • Allow oat mixture to cool slightly. In the meantime, in large bowl, combine  cereal, dried cherries, dried apricots, dark chocolate. Now add the oat mixture and combine together.
  • In a small saucepan combine almond butter, sugar, agave, vanilla extract and salt. Cook over medium heat until the mixture begins to bubble and the coconut sugar has dissolved. This should take 3-4 minutes.
  • Allow liquid to cool for 5 minutes and then pour mixture over the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula. Transfer the mixture to your baking tray. Put some oil on your hands and press the mixture down firmly to create an even layer.
  • Refrigerate until firm, this should take about 30 minutes. Once firm, cut into 8 bars.
  • Recipe courtesy of the Food Network. 

    Nutritional Information (per granola bar):

    Calories 365.4

    Total Fat 13.0 g

    Saturated Fat 2.2 g

    Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g

    Monounsaturated Fat 2.4 g

    Cholesterol 0.8 mg

    Sodium 187.2 mg

    Potassium 276.2 mg

    Total Carbohydrate 60.2 g

    Dietary Fiber 5.8 g

    Sugars 41.4 g

    Protein 6.9 g

    Vitamin A 16.7 %

    Vitamin B-6 1.5 %

    Vitamin C 0.2 %

    Vitamin E 17.5 %

    Calcium 6.9 %

    Copper 6.8 %

    Folate 0.9 %

    Iron 13.0 %

    Magnesium 13.4 %

    Manganese 9.0 %

    Niacin 2.5 %

    Phosphorus 3.8 %

    Riboflavin 3.0 %

    Selenium 0.7 %

    Thiamin 1.5 %

    Zinc 2.0 %

    Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet