These were amazing to eat! My gosh we loved them and they really didn’t last very long. I did experiment with the recipe a little and added the coconut oil to help with binding the mixture together. As a result of doing this your energy bar may melt if you take a long time to eat it. Fortunately, in our house they didn’t last long enough in the hand for that to happen!

I put this recipe together especially for the Auckland Roller Mills Representative Team we were adjusting hence the name “RM Energy Bars.” We wanted the parents to be able to make something quick and nutritious for their boy (girls will love this too!) if they felt inclined to do so. It will only take about 20 mins to put together and will make about 30 bars depending on how large you make the cuts! I have been generous so it could make a lot more.

Our kids certainly LOVED them and we hope your kids do too.

Here’s what you will need: 

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 150 g almond butter
  • 20 Medjool dates
  • 1/3 cup cacao nibs (optional)
  • 1 x 250 g organic dark chocolate (or two if you want a thicker chocolate base)
  • A handful of desiccated coconut (optional)

Here’s how to put it together:

  1. Turn on your oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a 36 x 26cm baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Place all the nuts and seeds in a Thermomix or your blender and blitz a couple of times to chop them up but not to finely. Once done place them into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add the cocoa nibs to the mixing bowl as well.
  4. De-pip the dates and chop as finely as you can.
  5. Combine the dates with the nuts and seeds in the mixing bowl.
  6. Add the almond butter and stir through.
  7. Melt the coconut oil and then add it to the mixing bowl and stir through.
  8. Turn the mixture out onto the baking tray and firmly press the mixture onto the tray.
  9. Place in the oven and cook for 16-18 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven, allow to cool and then add the topping.

Topping

  1. Melt the dark chocolate and place over the cooled mixture.
  2. Refrigerate for an hour or until hardened.
  3. Cut into desired sizes and eat!

Option:

  1. Add a sprinkle of desiccated coconut on top after adding the melted chocolate and then refrigerate.

Enjoy!

 

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