Hello! Hope everyone is having a great day?!
I had a couple of recipe requests in the comment section for yesterday’s post so I thought I’d start sharing. Today’s recipes are so simple I don’t even want to call them “recipes”. The first recipe merely involves 5 ingredients and a food processor…I’m talking about my scrumptious and super healthy Chocolate Fudge Brownie Energy Bars.
The reason I initially set out to make these bars is because I had never before had Lärabars. I’ve read about them on several blogs and from what people are saying they taste amazing without any of the extra additives you find in so many cereal and energy bars these days. I am always on the outlook for healthy snacks and it was only a couple of weeks ago, that I found a similar product to Lärabars in the UK called Nakd bars. I looked at the ingredients list and when I saw that they included dates and were raw, I knew that I had found the UK equivalent to Lärabars. Now that I’m spending a month at home, with neither Lärabars or Nakd bars close by, I decided to create my own energy bar, inspired by the Nakd bar to have a healthy snack on hand!
- 100g (about 5) pitted Medjool dates
- 50g raw cashews
- 30g raisins
- 7g high-quality cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Begin by combining the dates, cashew nuts and raisins in your food processor. Process the ingredients until the nuts are roughly chopped.
Then add the cocoa powder. Process until your ingredients form a sticky ball of yumminess. Transfer the ball out onto cling film and using your hand press it flat and form it into a desired shape. I tried to form it into a square. Anything will work! Before cutting the energy bars let them sit in the fridge for 1-2 hours, or even freeze them for about 30 minutes. Cut them into 5 bars and individually wrap them for a healthy on-the-go snack. Instead of forming bars you could also shape them into small balls for quick bite-size energy balls!
Full of nuts and other healthy stuff. And if you know the Nakd bars I swear these chocolate fudge brownie energy bars taste exactly like their cocoa delight bars!
Edited to Add:
I made the energy bar recipe again but instead of forming bars I made bite-size balls. Worked just as well and tasted equally as delicious. Depending on the size of your mouth, the recipe makes about 10-12 bite size balls!
Another thing that I’ve been pretty obsessed about lately is Almond Butter. I’ve mentioned that it’s hard to find in Austria and cheaper to make it yourself…so that’s what I did. I roasted 200g of almonds for about 12 minutes and then processed them in the food processor and added a pinch of salt. I wasn’t sure how long I needed to process it for, so I stopped after about 7 minutes when the mixture was still rather crunchy but continued processing for another 4-5 minutes until I was left with smooth and creamy almond butter.
That’s it, 2 very simple food processor recipes!
Have a great day!