Chocolate Orange Bars

Calories

176

Protein (g)

5

Carbs (g)

21

Fat (g)

8

INGREDIENTS
  • 30g soft pitted dates

  • 150g carrot, finely grated

  • 2 eggs

  • 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

METHOD

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,