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Choconut Bars

Helen Ford
These make the perfect mid-morning/afternoon snack and are super easy to make. They are rich in protein, fibre, Vitamin E and healthy fats for brain, hormones and the immune system. They are low in refined sugar due to the natural sweetness from the dates.
Course Snack
Servings 12

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g raw almonds
  • 100 g 85% dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 4 tbsp Medjool dates
  • 3 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 4 tbsp almond butter
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions
 

  • Put the almonds and chocolate in a blender and pulse until the ingredients have been mixed and moderately ground (leave some larger chunks to add texture).
  • Place the mixture in a bowl along with the desiccated coconut and cacao powder.
  • Next, blend the dates, coconut oil, almond butter and sea salt until smooth and add this wet mixture to the dry mixture combining well.
  • Press the mixture into a 7-inch square tin lined with baking paper and leave to set in the fridge for a couple of hours before cutting into squares and serving.
  • Top with a little more desiccated coconut.
Keyword menopause health, Rich in protein, fibre, Vitamin E and healthy fats