Vegan Seed Bars
These vegan seed bars, are a kind of mishmash of a couple of recipes. A few years back I regularly made some energy bars from the Fodder & Plonk blog, but I imagine we are all pretty much the same when it comes to cooking, we cook in cycles. We make something loads for a while, and then we try something new and forget about the old, until one day someone says ‘do you remember that thing you used to make?’ However on this occasion, I discovered that the Fodder & Plonk blog no longer existed. Which is what led me to creating this recipe, inspired by Fodder & Plonk energy bars. but with my own distorted recollection of how they were made, a very easy hybrid vegan seed bar.
The chocolate on top definitely wasn’t part of the original recipe, but you know, its chocolate! Feel free to mess around with the seeds you use, for example you could replace the smaller seeds with flaxseeds, chia seeds or sesame seeds depending on what you have to hand.
Oh, and one more thing, I might have eaten most of them before taking the final picture, sorry about that!
Vegan Seed Bars
75g sunflower seeds
75g pumpkin seeds
3 tablespoons of hemp seeds
2 tablespoons of linseeds
4 tablespoons of nut butter (I tend to use almond)
100g medjool dates
100g dark chocolate (I use 85% to limit the sugar)
Line a tin with grease proof paper, the size of the tin depends on how thick you would like the bars, the one I used here is approximately 22 x 17 cm.
Remove the stones from the dates, and chop in half.
Place everything except the dark chocolate in a food processor, and whizz up until everything is mixed together but not too smooth. If there are still some dry bits, add more nut butter, until everything comes together.
Pour the mixture in to the prepared tin, and firmly squash down.
Break the dark chocolate in to pieces and put in a bowl, place over a simmering pan of water and stir until the chocolate melts (make sure the bowl is not touching the water).
Pour the melted chocolate over the rest of the mixture.
Pop in the fridge and leave to set for two hours, before cutting in to squares.
Just one word of warning, I find these quite addictive, so they probably won’t last long!