I used to buy breakfast bars all the time for kids for snacking. I found the price is going up day by day and tried to do by my own. This way I save a lot of money. So I calculated the expenses for this including labour and electricity too and still for that money I can buy only few packets from the shop. This way I make a big batch of bars and it stays out in room temperature more than a months time too.

How many bars you can cut from this recipe depends on how thick your slice and the baking tray that you are using. If like ver sweet slices add chocolate chips or sugar. For me the sugar in it is well enough.

Look at the end results in the video. To achieve the look like that  leave in oven after switching off until it cools. So slowly it cooks the rest with out burning the slice.

Always the extras you can freeze in snack bags. You can grab them when you need them directly to the lunch box and it will be ready for you in few hours. If not take several out and thaw in fridge.

 

Ingredients

  • 350g dates (soaked )
  • 250ml water
  • 200g oats
  • 85g Butter
  • 55g Flax meal
  • 75g coconut
  • 100g Almonds
  • 80g Cranberries
  • 50g Chia seeds
  • 125g Pumpkin seeds
  • 80g peanuts
  • 150g cashew
  • 25g wheat germ
  • Vanilla
  • 60g Honey
  • 50g Nutella
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 100g Whole meal flour

 

Method

  1. Add dates in to a pot with the water.
  2. Into the pot add butter, vanilla, peanut butter, honey  and Nutella.
  3. Bring to boil and simmer one minute and take out.
  4. In to a mixing bowl add the dry ingredients except the nuts.
  5. Mix well.
  6. After add the boiled dates mix and mix well until all get combined.
  7. Add half of cashew and almonds in to the mix and mix well.
  8. Transfer the mix in to a slice pan. Press well.
  9. After decorate with the remain nuts and bake on 150c about 20-30 minutes and switch off the oven and leave the slice in it.
  10. Cut the slice in to bars.
  11. Store in an air tight container.
  12. Suitable for freezing too.
Posted by:The Culinary Corner

<p>Hi, I am Menaka. I was a teacher for 18 years and after migrating to Australia accidentally I found an amazing lady called ” Mary” who directed me to become a chef.I studied 3 years while working and became a qualified chef. After I studied about baking and hospitality management.<br /> My son is very enthusiastic in video editing and wanted me to start recording my cooking.Thats the beginning of you tube channel “The Culinary Corner”<br /> I am a full time employee. I record all the videos by my self.<br /> As a child I started helping and cooking with my granny and I used to experiment and trying various cooking styles. That led me in this path very smoothly. I still try to experiment and adjust recipes to move with this busy and globalised world.</p>

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