Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bars

peanut butter chocolate bars
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Prep Time:    2 hours (Inc Storage Time)                       Cooking Time:    N/A

These Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bars offer you taste combined with whole, unrefined ingredients that will satisfy your sweet tooth without loading your diet with poor quality food that derails your health goals.

Sometimes there’s nothing more tempting than a sweet hit when your energy levels start to drop mid-afternoon.

Most offices will have sweets laying around, you maybe even have them tucked away in the drawer of your desk…

How about keeping the sweet hit without hijacking your health?

Ingredients:

1 Cup Dates

1/2 Cup Jumbo Oats

3 Tbsp. Peanut Butter

1 Tbsp. Raw Cacao Powder

Water (As required)

Line a small baking tray or large Tupperware box with baking paper.

Use a standard sized cup to make your measurements for the Dates and Jumbo Oats.

Add the Dates, Oats, Peanut Butter and Cacao Powder into a food blender or Nutribullet style blender.

Pulse the ingredients in around 20 second bursts, stopping occasionally to remove the lid and mix the ingredients up so they don’t clog up the mixing blade.

You may want to add a small amount of water at this phase if the mixture seems too tough. Just add a very small amount at a time.

When you have a mixture that keeps itself together and has incorporated all the dates and oats remove from the blender.

Spoon out your mixture into the lined baking tray or Tupperware box.

Using the back of your spoon press down the mixture into the corners of the container creating a smooth and even surface.

Place your container in the fridge and leave for around 2 hours.

When ready remove from the fridge.

Lift out the mixture using the baking paper edges and place on a chopping board.

Slice up into rectangular shaped bars. The mixture should make approx. 8 bars.

 

Wrap your bars in cling film or store in the fridge in a Tupperware box.

They will last for around 4-5 days whilst keeping their consistency.

You may also want to check out this Peanut Butter  Bar recipe.

I find energy bars like this work best when built into a well structured day of meals.

The Complete Guide to Healthy Meal Prep talks you through my step by step guide to making this hassle free and time efficient.

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