Chocolate Orange Bars
30g soft pitted dates
150g carrot, finely grated
5g finely grated orange zest plus 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
10g cocoa powder
30g plain flour (use gluten free if preferred)
70g oats (use gluten free if preferred)
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp stevia (or use sweetener of your choice)
a small pinch of baking powder
50g dark chocolate (minimum 75% cocoa) cut into small chunks
20g walnuts, roughly chopped
Preheat oven to 200 ̊C/400 ̊F. Line the base of a small loaf tin with baking paper.
Place the dates in a blender or food processor and blend well. Transfer to a large bowl and add the carrot and eggs. Stir well until thoroughly combined.
Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. If the mixture is too dry add a splash of milk or cold water. The mixture should be quite sticky.
Transfer the mixture to the tin. Press the surface gently to flatten. Bake for 15-20
minutes or until firm.
Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Remove from the tin and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into 6 bars.
Store any leftovers in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze on same day,