Chocolate prune bars
This recipe for chocolate prune bars uses all nice and healthy ingredients, with flaxseed meal (or ground linseed). Very rich chocolate taste.
I have a friend (Samantha) who would always pay me out when I mentioned I had prunes with my yoghurt / oats / cereal for breakfast. I gotta say, though, that when you get them direct from the fruit & nut shops, and they’re nice, plump and juicy, they are definitely worth eating. And all the other health benefits also help!
So when I came across this recipe for chocolate prune bars, using all nice and healthy ingredients, I just had to try them! Originally from the Eat Good 4 Life website, I stumbled a bit trying to figure out what the Chilean equivalent for flaxseed meal was. Turns out it’s ground linseed – which surprisingly I found in the local supermarket. I’ve made it several times since, with actual flaxseeds as well as with the ground ones. Always yummy …
Be aware that this is a very thick bar and you need to have a very powerful food processor – I’ve blown up at least one motor in a food processor making this slice previously!
- 200g prunes
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup ground linseed / flaxseed
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3 tbs honey
- 2 tbs peanut butter
- Line a loaf tin with a piece of baking paper and set aside.
- In a food processor, add almonds and pulse until coarse bread crumbs have formed. Add the chocolate chips and linseed and pulse until finely chopped. Place this mixture in a bowl and set aside.
- Place prunes, honey, peanut butter and cocoa powder into the food processor and pulse until the mixture comes together. Add previous almond mixture into the food processor and pulse for a few seconds until everything comes together.
- Press the mixture evenly in the prepared pan and fold excess paper over the pars. Chill for at least 2 hours (I put it in the freezer and it was ready in 30 mins).
- Transfer the mixture to a cutting board and cut as desired. I keep my bars in individual zip-lock bags in the freezer.