RAW PEANUT BUTTER & COCOA BARS

'A nutty combination'

 

12 bars

  • 35 fresh dates
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 3 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao nibs
  • 5-6 tbsp quinoa puffs
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder
  • A pinch of salt

In a blender place the sunflower, pumpkin and hemp seeds and grind until you get small chunky bites out of them. Place the mixture in a bowl and put aside. Now add the wet ingredients, dates, coconut oil and peanut butter into the food processor or blender and mix on high speed until smooth. Combine with the seeds mixture, adding the cacao powder and nibs, quinoa puffs chia seeds,vanilla powder and salt. (Keep the sesame seeds apart to decorate the bars). Combine with your hands until all the ingredients make a compact dough. Spread the batter into a metal tray putting some pressure with your hands until you get a regular surface. Sprinkle the sesame and some extra pumpkin seeds on the top and place it in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

Cut into bars. You can wrap them in paper and tie the package with some string for that special touch.

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Electrolux arranges a live streamed food event on the inspiration blog http://nowyourecooking.tumblr.com/. During three days, from morning through evening, 15 recipes will be cooked live on the blog. This is my recipe contribution for the cook-off.