This recipe for chocolate prune bars uses all nice and healthy ingredients, with flaxseed meal (or ground linseed). Very rich chocolate taste.  

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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!

Chocolate prune bars
Yields 8
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Total Time
20 min
Total Time
20 min
246 calories
38 g
1 g
11 g
6 g
2 g
59 g
28 g
10 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
59g
Yields
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 246
Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g
17%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 1mg
0%
Sodium 28mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 38g
13%
Dietary Fiber 4g
15%
Sugars 10g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
9%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
7%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 200g prunes
  2. 1/2 cup almonds
  3. 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  4. 1/4 cup ground linseed / flaxseed
  5. 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  6. 3 tbs honey
  7. 2 tbs peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Line a loaf tin with a piece of baking paper and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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).
  5. Transfer the mixture to a cutting board and cut as desired. I keep my bars in individual zip-lock bags in the freezer.
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calories
246
fat
11g
protein
6g
carbs
38g
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