This crumbly, chocolatey, nutrient packed snack is low in refined sugar but packed full of taste. A speckling of dried fig, crispy puffed oats and flaked almonds. We added some chia seeds and bound it together with a mix of dark chocolate, a little honey and some coconut oil.
The kids loved them, but they’ve been bought up to love rice cakes. Well these are rice cakes deluxe. Not made with rice actually – we used puffed oats instead as it has a lower glycemic index, but feel free to sub with the same quantity of puffed rice if you wish.
Simply mix up the dry ingredients in a bowl and bind them together with melted dark chocolate, honey and a bit of coconut oil.
Our chocolate oat cereal bar is inspired by a puffed rice cereal bar recipe Fitness Gourmet by Christian Coates – a book I have really enjoyed reading and cooking from. Focused on how to feed and active body, it is inspired and thoroughly original in its approach. I will be posting a review of the book shortly and we have a copy to give away so stay tuned!
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon flaked almonds
- 75g (half cup) dried figs
- 30g (10z) puffed oats
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 60g Dark Chocolate
- Put the chia, almonds, figs and puffed oats into a bowl.
- In a microwaveable container, warm the honey, coconut oil and chopped dark chocolate.
- Heat on maximum power until melted, taking the container out to give the chocolate a stir.
- When the chocolate mixture is melted, pour it over the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
- Place the mixture into a greaseproof lined loaf tin and press to set.
- Chill the mixture in the refrigerator for an hour then remove from fridge, slice and store in an airtight container.
Need more snack bar inspiration? here are some healthy treats from my blogging friends –
Iced Berry Flapjacks from How to cook good food
Smoked Chilli Energy Bars from Tin and Thyme
Banana and Blueberry Breakfast Bars from Rough Measures
Reduced sugar apricot and almond breakfast bars from A Mummy Too