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Gluten free fruit, nut and chocolate bars

Everyone is familiar with the ol’ fruit and nut afternoon snack. Have you ever thought about taking your trail mix to the next level? It’s time to have some fun by sticking it together and covering it in dark chocolate. Let’s be honest… gluten free fruit, nut and chocolate bars sound much better than your trail mix.

Gluten free nut bars with dark chocolate Gluten free nut bars with dark chocolate

This recipe is pretty easy (full recipe below). All you need to do is warm up your ingredients, combine in a tray and put it in the fridge. You could leave it there and chop up your mixture for a muesli slice but we’re taking it to the next level via chocolate. Simply melt the chocolate, pour over the mixture and pop back into the fridge.

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In a perfect world, this recipe produces beautiful squares to show to all your friends but you can see below that I was pretty impatient and decided to break chunks off for immediate consumption. It’s a beautiful mess that guarantees a nice spread of chocolate around your mouth and hands.

So follow the recipe and see how you go. Feel free to use any dried fruit, seeds or nuts and I encourage you to throw in any other miscellaneous ingredients (I’m thinking peanut butter). If the mixture is too loose after combining just add some more honey or syrup to bind everything together. Go for gold!

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Gluten Free nut bars with dark chocolate
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Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Puffed rice
  • ½ cup Sesame seeds
  • ½ cup Pumpkin seeds
  • ½ chopped almonds
  • ½ chopped dried apricots
  • ½ cup LSA meal (ground linseed, sunflower seeds and almonds)
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ rice malt syrup/golden syrup
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ½ cup honey
  • 500g dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 100 degrees
  2. Place the puffed rice, seeds, coconut, nuts and dried fruit on a baking tray
  3. Combine the tahini, honey and syrup in a pan
  4. Warm both the baking tray and the pan in the oven for 30 minutes
  5. Mix the warm dry and wet ingredients
  6. Stir in the LSA to bind the mixture together
  7. Prepare a baking tray with baking paper
  8. Spread the mixture evenly into the tray about 1.5cm deep.
  9. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes or until set.
  10. Melt dark chocolate in a bowl over gently simmering water
  11. Cool slightly.
  12. Remove tray from fridge and pour melted chocolate over mixture
  13. Allow the chocolate to set in the fridge
  14. Use the baking paper to carefully remove the mixture from the tray
  15. Cut squares/triangles or chunks off for eating!

 

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