Boy do I have a tasty treat for you guys today. These simple hazelnut bars are the perfect meal prep energy snack or an ideal treat for friends calling over. I have created this recipe in collaboration with innocent using their new dairy free hazelnut drink which has ONLY 4 ingredients; hazelnuts, rice, spring water and a pinch of sea salt- not an additive in sight. The drink is natural lactose free and cholesterol free, for me it’s the perfect plant based drink for making hot chocolates and treats like this one. The recipe is pretty much an all in one mix using a food processor, I have a large high speed processor but if you have a small processor I would recommend breaking up the mix into 2 batches not to add too much pressure on your machine. Enjoy this tasty recipe and don’t forget to tag me in your recreations :)
- 300g Oats
- 300g Dates- I use regular dried dates make sure to pit them
- 3 tbsp. Cacao powder
- 180 ml innocent dairy free Hazelnut drink
- Pinch of Sea salt
- 100g Dark chocolate melted
- 80g toasted hazelnut pieces.
In a food processor blend the oats and dates unto a thick flour consistency ,the dates will be broken into small fragments hardly visible.
Next add the cacao powder and hazelnut milk and salt blend into a thick smooth dough.
Remove a tip into a lined square tin and press evenly out on top.
Pour over the melted chocolate and sprinkle over the hazelnuts pieces.
Place in the fridge or freezer until set.
Slice into bars or squares and store in an airtight container for up to 8 days.