Almond crunch bars

If you need a snack to keep you going during the day, I would highly recommend these delicious almond crunch bars instead! You can make them at the start of the week and keep in the fridge so you have a healthy and satisfying snack waiting there when you need it! Also does nicely as an after dinner treat!

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups oats
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup pitted medjoul dates
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 100g dark chocolate
  • pinch of salt

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Place the almonds and oats onto a roasting dish and roast in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes until golden brown, watching closely to make sure they don’t burn.
  3. While the almonds and oats are roasting, whizz the dates in a food processor for a minute until they form a paste (may stick together in a big ball as they are so sticky – this is perfectly fine).
  4. Melt the honey and almond butter in a pot and add the date paste, stirring until it forms a thick smooth paste.
  5. Roughly chop the almonds and oats and add them to the mixture. Add a pinch of salt and mix well.
  6. Pour the mixture into a small tray lined with baking parchment and smooth down. I find using anothe piece of parchment to push down in the mixture is easiest and makes sure you don’t end up with sticky hands!
  7. When the mixture has been smoothed into the tray, place in the freezer for 10 minutes to set.
  8. While the bars are setting, melt 100g of dark chocolate.
  9. Remove the mixture from the freezer and pour over the dark chocolate, spreading it around evenly with the back of a spoon.
  10. Return to the freezer for 30 minutes to harden.
  11. Cut into small bars and store in a container in the fridge.

 

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7 Comments

  1. How long will these last in the fridge?

    • And could you use cashew nuts instead of almonds? Thanks

      • Absolutely, roast the cashews as you would the almonds and they should be perfect! Also mine kept in the fridge for a week – and there were none left after that!!

    • Do you have the measurements for this recipe in grams?

      • I don’t as I find it much quicker to use a cup measure. If you don’t have measuring cups, you could use a measuring jug (one cup is 250ml) or use any cup (even if it isn’t 250ml) – as long as you use the same one for all the ingredients the proportions will be right – you will just get slightly less or more almond crunch bars. Otherwise there are loads of conversion sites online – you can just google “weight of one cup of almonds in grams” and there will be lots of websites showing the conversion. Hope that helps!

  2. Thanks Siun, for another lovely recipe! I’m always drawn to your recipes, as , firstly, they look like something that I would enjoy eating, and secondly, they usually consist of normal every day available ingredients!! Just my style!! Keep up the good work!!👍👍😊😀. M.

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