27 Jan Mixed nut cereal Bars
small but mighty
These Mighty Bars will keep you going through that afternoon slump.
As we know nuts are a great source of energy.
Nuts and no added sugar nut butters are low in carbohydrates. They are also high in fibre and protein, which increases the amount of time the body takes to digest them. As a result, nuts release their energy slowly without spiking blood glucose levels.
So just one of these mighty bars will soothe that sugar craving and keep you full until supper time.
I add cinnamon to mine as I love the spice and at this time of year it gives them a little warmth.
I hope you enjoy these little gems of goodness. Let me know what you think below. I’d love to hear. xx
- 100 g whole mixed nuts (e.g. hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts)
- 250 g muesli
- 220 g dark chocolate, small pieces or callets
- 100 g honey
- 130 g unsalted butter, diced
- Grease and line a baking tray (20 cm x 30 cm).
- Place nuts in processor or place in a plastic bag and beat with a rolling pin until nuts are broken into smaller pieces. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
- Do the same with the Museli, I make my own but you can use any supermarket brand with no or low sugar content. Transfer to bowl with nuts.
- Place 70 g dark chocolate in processor and chop into small pieces. Transfer to bowl with muesli and nuts.
- Place honey and 80 g butter in a saucepan and melt for around 3-4 mins.
- Pour into bowl with other ingredients and mix well with a spatula.
- Tip mixture out onto a lined baking tray and level surface with a spatula, to a height of approx. 1 cm. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
- Melt 150 g dark chocolate and 50 g butter in a saucepan and melt
- Pour chocolate over nut and muesli mixture and refrigerate for a further 1 hour.
- Once set, cut into bars of the desired size and serve or store in an airtight container.