CHEWY ALMOND BUTTER BARS from Simple Nourishment

After school activities less the mess!
With after school activities in full swing for this term, we’re always needing ways to get from A to B and maybe even C with stable energy levels that ensures children are fueled for the learning ahead. But let’s be honest, processed packaged ‘stuff’ just doesn’t do the job! And, while we’re being honest, if we’re making snacks we don’t want it to produce another cleaning job to add to the list!
My favorite ‘go to’ snack recipes are usually unbaked – pick the right ones and they’re usually firmer, don’t need cutting and come bite sized! Here is one of our staples: Chewy Almond Butter Bars. They hold together in a bar & they’re not overly sticky or sweet!

CHEWY ALMOND BUTTER BARS (makes 12)

Prep: 12 mins Set: 1 hour

Dairy free

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 6 tbs honey
  • 4 tbs almond butter
  • 2 tbs cacao powder
  • 3⁄4 cup almonds roasted
  • 3⁄4 cup oats
  • 1⁄2 cup desiccated coconut

Method:

  • LINE a medium baking tin with greaseproof paper. WARM honey and almond butter to soften.
  • PLACE dates in food processor and blend until a semi- smooth paste starts to form.
  • ADD nuts, oats, coconut and cacao powder. Pulse until just combined.
  • POUR in honey/almond mix. Blitz until well mixed. Be careful not to overmix into a non-textured paste.
  • PRESS into tray. Mix can be sticky so use wet hands when pressing. Set in fridge.
  • Peanut butter or other nut butters can be substituted here.
  • Keeps in the fridge for up to 1 week