As you may recall from my last post, I have recently been in the UK visiting my family. I miss them extra much when I have just returned home from a trip to see them, so the other morning I awoke with a bit of a gap in my heart. Since I think nothing is more cosy that a pot of tea and a mountain of toast, my first reaction was to pile a tray high with these and sneak off to the sofa for a little bit of comfort eating. Well, that really wouldn’t get me anywhere, and it certainly wouldn’t get my work done for the day, so I didn’t act on these instincts. Luckily, I remember the lovely comforting breakfast I had with my lovely sister, which I wrote about in my last blog.
So I whizzed up a lovely smoothie and set about making some superpower bars that I could munch on with a pot of tea, instead of toast. And it did the trick! This makes a great snack or breakfast and satisfies that itch when you’re craving chocolate cake. It really keeps you smiling and going for a long time 🙂
My lovely sister Flynn hadn’t really written down the quantities for the ingredients used in this recipe, so I have tried to replicate it as best as I can. Here it is for you today, dear reader. May it give you a comforting hug and an energy boost all at the same time!
Flynn’s Superpower Bars
½ cup almonds
¾ cup dried shredded coconut
¼ cacao powder
½ cup raisins
¼ cup flax seeds (grind these in a seed mill/coffee grinder)
Pinch of vanilla powder / a few drops of vanilla extract
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon agave syrup (or more, according to taste)
2 tablespoons water (or more if needed to get a nice sticky dough)
2 tablespoons goji berries
1/2 teaspoon purple corn (optional)
2 tablespoons cacao nibs (or more for an extra buzz!)
Grind the nuts and seeds in a food processor. Add everything except the water and cacao nibs and whizz. Add enough water to get a nice dough, then stir in the cacao nibs by hand.
Roll out and slice into bars, or press into a container and cut into squares. Sprinkle liberally with coconut, and place in the fridge to firm up for an hour or so.
Keeps in the fridge for a week or so (if they last that long!)
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