Acai Super Bars

by Collette White | June 12, 2017

Good Afternoon friends! Happy Monday and Happy Long weekend for those of you that are lucky enough to have the day off.

As promised on Facebook last week, I said that I would get the recipe for these new delicious bars on here as soon as possible. I went to make some bliss balls last week with what ingredients I had in the pantry and then decided I didn’t feel like standing there and rolling them (admit it, I am not the only one that does this!!!) so I decided to make them into little energy bars. They were a massive hit with all 4 of my kids, not great for all schools unfortunately as they do have cashews in them (I will try them one day soon with sunflower seeds and pepitas instead and update here how that goes) but they were the perfect afternoon tea and after school sports snack …. and an even bigger bonus was that my fuss pot child, Miss 6 1/2, even liked them! WINNING!

They are super easy to make and the fun thing is that you can get as creative as you like adding berries or protein powder etc depending on your preference. I hope you love them as much as I do and as much as my family does. I would love to hear from you when you make them!

Ingredients

2 cups raw cashews (320g)

10 medjool dates – seeds removed (190g)

2 tblspns chia seeds (25g)

2 tblspns flax seeds (25g)

2 cups coconut flakes (100g)

2 tblspns acai powder (10g)

1 tblspn cacao

good pinch salt

extra salt

OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

¼ cup goji berries

¼ cup cacao nibs

2 tblspns protein powder

1 tblspn maca

Method

Place the cashews, dates, chia seeds and flax seeds into your food processor and blitz on high for 20-40 seconds. Then scrape down the sides

TMX: Speed 7 / 20 seconds. Then scrape down the sides.

Add the remaining ingredients, except for the extra salt, and blitz for a further 40-60 seconds on a medium – high speed. Scrape sides and blitz again for a further 20 seconds.

TMX: Speed 7 / 60 seconds. Scrape sides, then a further 20 seconds / Speed 8.

Place the mixture into a square 20cm x 20cm tin, lined with baking paper and push down firmly and evenly. Sprinkle with the extra salt and refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into bars.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for one week or they can be frozen for a month.

Enjoy!

Notes

Wishing you a truly wonderful week ahead! I look forward to connecting with you more again soon.
Take Care of You,