Healthy 'brownie' bars

Healthy 'brownie' bars


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About this recipe: Having bought Nak'd bars for a year or so, I decided to have a go at making them myself, going by the ingredients listed. The result was fantastic! Even though they only contain 16 grams of (unsweetened) cocoa and no added sugar, they taste like brownies and keep well in the fridge. Quick to make, too!

Makes: 6 bars

  • 170g chopped dates
  • 100g cashew nuts, chopped
  • 60g raisins
  • 16g unsweetened cocoa powder

Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:4hr chilling  ›  Ready in:4hr15min 

  1. Put everything in a food processor, and add two tablespoons of water initially. Start processing, at low speed. You may find you need to add another tablespoon of water (not too much, otherwise it gets too wet), you may have to push it down the sides. Keep processing until it looks like a rough paste. This doesn't take longer than 5 minutes.
  2. Line a rectangular small loaf tin with cling film, leaving plenty overhanging the side. Spoon the mixture in, and distribute evenly with your hands. Press it down well. Cover with the overhanging clingfilm, and pop it in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
  3. You can then remove the clingfilm and cut it in 6 bars (about 200 calories each, if cut into 6 bars). I then wrapped each one in a small piece of clingfilm, and popped them all back in the fridge, so they were ready to hand when I wanted one.

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