If we're posting recipes this is one I did for the club newsletter and reminds me I haven't made them for a while
Recipe: ActivMulti Bars
This recipe makes 8 great bars. They can be used as Energy bars (229kcal per bar) or just as a snack / chocolate replacement as with the dates and figs they’re fairly sweet. Feel free to mess around with the recipe just try and keep a similar ration of wet (fruit) to dry (nuts/seeds). You could switch Pecans for Almonds and use just nuts and no seeds. If you want to use them as energy bars whilst racing long distance you could add salt too.
200g Dates (stoned) – 250g stoned from Lidl is ideal.
100g Figs – Half a pack from Lidl
50g Cranberries - Superquinn
100g Pecan Nuts - Lidl
75g Mixed Seeds - Superquin
You will need a food processer, silicon loaf tin, spoon and a spatula.
Chop the dates, figs and cranberries and place into a food processor. Pulse until the texture becomes paste like (it usually forms into a ball).
Remove this mixture with the spatula and place into a bowl.
Add the nuts and seeds into the processor and pulse until they are finely chopped and add these into the bowl on top of the fruit paste.
You now need to use your hands and mix the nuts and seeds into the paste. Imagine it’s mála / play dough and keep pushing the dry mixture into it until you can lift it up and nothing is left in the bowl.
Now place the mixture in the loaf tin. Silicon prevents anything from sticking to the container. Press the mixture down tightly into the tin with the back of a spoon and the place in the fridge for 1 hour.
Remove the mixture from the tin and cut into 8 equal pieces. You can place the bars on greaseproof paper in Tupperware and place in the fridge. They will last for several days in the fridge like this without spoiling.
|Nutritional Information (calculated from SparkRecipe.com recipe calculator) – Per Bar|
|Calories 229.3, Total Fat 11.1g (1.1g Saturated, 3.8g Poly, 5.7 Mono), Cholesterol 0.0mg, Sodium 108mg, Potassium 303.4mg, Total Carbs 33.5g (Fiber 4.9g, Sugars 22.6g), Protein 3.1g|