Raw Natural Chocolate Cashew Bars
I consider myself a healthy eater and really enjoy preparing and eating nutritious meals and snacks for my family and I. There’s no doubt I feel the benefits of eating clean with a great sense of high energy and mood most days and rarely experience lows blood sugar, which helps get me through demanding days (and workouts!).
As meals and snacks go I eat clean and healthy everyday, however I have two weakness that in moderation are fine but over the holidays I have been consuming them a little bit more than that at times! Chocolate (and not always the good stuff..the children's stuff!) and red wine. The red wine is back being enjoyed in moderation and I want to share with you a great healthy natural treat that might help anyone else out there with my love for a bit of chocolate. Here’s a recipe that should help you make the switch to a really healthy snack bar.
I got this recipe from Domini Kemp's pages in the Irish Times magazine last Saturday and decided to give it a go .. oh yes the perfect healthy substitute! They also make a great lunchbox filler, post workout bar and snack for any endurance sport.
Chocolate Cashew Bars (dairy free, gluten free)
- 300g raw cashews
- 300g stoned dates (I only used 200g)
- 150g almond butter
- 4 tablespoons of maple syrup (I only used 2 tablespoons)
- 50g coconut flour
- 50g desiccated coconut
- 150g 85% good quality dark chocolate
Make the base of the bars by blitzing all ingredient together. Press into a baking tray lined with baking paper and place in the fridge to cool. When the base is set, pour the melted chocolate on top and chill until set. Makes about 20-25 bars.