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

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!

And then, all the granola bars that I make with dried fruit, like this, this and this.  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!

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Chocolate prune bars

Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 200 g 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

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.

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