Dairy free cocoa energy bar

A dairy free cocoa energy bar to enjoy on the go.  This recipe can be made with by using a blender or by hand.

 

Part 1 (with an industrial strength blender)

Ingredients

95g dates (chopped)
75g Casaluker cocoa butter (melted)
50g sunflower seeds (toasted)
50g toasted chopped nuts
30g Casaluker cocoa nibs
25g deZaan Cocoa Powder True Gold
½ zested orange

Method

Add the chopped dates, cocoa powder, orange zest and cocoa butter to a strong blender, and blitz to create a thick paste.

Transfer paste to a bowl and add all the remaining ingredients.

Press firmly into a non-stick pan and allow to set firmly in the refrigerator.

Cut into desired portions and wrap individually with greaseproof paper (or store in air-tight container).

 

Part 2: (by hand)

Ingredients

95g dates (chopped)
100ml water
75g Casaluker Cocoa butter (melted)
50g sunflower seeds (toasted)
50g toasted chopped Nuts
30g Casaluker cocoa nibs
25g deZaan Cocoa Powder - True Gold
½ zested Orange

Method

Add chopped dates and 100ml of water to a saucepan, warm over a low heat to create a thick fudge like mixture.

Add the orange zest and cocoa powder and stir thoroughly, and continue to cook until no further moisture can be removed.

Take off the heat and let sit for 5 minutes, and then add melted cocoa butter. Mix thoroughly.

Add all the remaining ingredients and mix until well incorporated.

Press mixture firmly into non-stick pan and allow to set firmly in the refrigerator.

Cut into desired portions and wrap individually with greaseproof paper (or store in air-tight container).

Recipe courtesy of deZaan.

Dezaan