Bonk Bars

For those of you who don’t know what the bonk is, welcome to the club! The bonk is a term I first heard when I started long distance cycling- the moment you lose all will to go on,
drained of energy and you hit the wall this is referred to as the bonk! I create these bars a
long time ago for triathlon training to avoid getting that cursed bonk and they seriously
work! They’re a high energy snack for busy bodies who need to be alert, energised and
pumped. It’s a super easy recipe and method check out how they’re made here. The base is almost a chewy light chocolate sponge with a crisp smooth layer of dark chocolate it will
become your new saviour snack indeed! I really hope you try these bars out- I even make
them for long day filming so I’m buzzing. If you recreate these don’t forget to let me know

Serves 8

Cooks in 60 Minutes


  • 300g oats
  • 300g dried dates
  • 12 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tbsp. cacao powder
  • big pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 80g Dark Chocolate choc melted


  1. In a food processor blend the oats into a flour, add the dried dated and blend until the dates are broken into tiny pieces almost not visible (the mix will have turned to a brownish flour colour).
  2. Add the cacao powder, almond milk salt and vanilla and blend into a thick heavy dough.
  3. Spoon the mix into a lined bread tin and smooth out over the top. Drizzle over with the
    melted chocolate.
  4. Place in the freezer (15-20 minutes) or fridge for 45 minutes to set.
  5. Tip when cutting into bars, heat the knifes so it slides through the hardened chocolate without cracking it.