These babies must be my latest addiction! I was really inspired by Green Kitchen Stories Quinoa-Nut Bars, but I wanted to give them my own touch.
They are so easy to make, INCREDIBLY tasty, totally guilt free and bonus: they last for ages in the fridge. I can just grab 2 or 3 on the go whenever I need. Also, being packed with all kind of healthy fats and a remarkable protein content in the super-amaranth grain, they make the perfect post-workout snack. Or pre-workout - dates and chocolate, they'll give you a hell of energy.
Oh, and guess what? They are even gluten free!
Makes 1 batch, takes 30-60 minutes
For the bars
For the chocolate coating
Chop the dates and smash them with a fork. If they are not very soft, keep them in a cup with warm water for 2 minutes. Take them out and smash them. Now melt the coconut oil on bain marie. Add the peanut butter, salt, lemon zest, ginger, coconut flakes (keep some for decorating) and mix. Put aside and add the rest of the ingredients: puffed amaranth, almonds and seeds. Mix them well and prepare a rectangular tray by lining some cling film. Add the mixture and using your hands press everything together tightly. For the coating, melt the cacao butter and coconut in a bain marie. Add the agave and salt and pour the chocolate over the big bar of amaranth. Decorate with coconut flakes, bee pollen and raspberries. Freeze until it's cold and firm. Cut into little squares or rectangular shapes and store in the fridge.
They will last for months
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