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Chocolate Marbled Energy Bars

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Ingredients

 
  • 200 g pecan nuts
  • 225 g dried apricots
  • 150 g raisins or dried cranberries
  • 300 g oats
  • 50 g Bran Flakes, lightly crushed (or wheat flakes)
  • 25 g sunflower seeds
  • 25 g sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) molasses syrup
  • 300 ml condensed milk
    ...
  • 200 g dark chocolate*, broken into small pieces
  • 200 g white chocolate, broken into small pieces
 

Method

 
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C; roast the pecan nuts on a baking sheet for 7 minutes. Chop them roughly.
    (The nuts can also be used raw)
  2. Chop the apricots.
  3. Mix together the apricots, pecans and raisins, oats, Bran Flakes, sunflower and sesame seeds.
  4. Heat the molasses syrup and condensed milk until they're warm and blended.
  5. Mix condensed milk into cereal mixture; tip the mixture into a non-stick baking tin (about 30 x 25 cm) and press it down firmly.
  6. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7. Leave to cool; once it is quite cold loosen the edges with a palette knife and turn it out, upside down, onto a board.
    ...
  8. Melt the white and dark chocolate separately. Now make a chessboard like pattern with spoonfuls of dark and white chocolate all over the top of the cereal cake. Next, take a small palette knife and, using a zigzag motion, swirl the two chocolates together to give a marbled effect.
  9. Chill it in the fridge for about 1 hour, then use a sharp knife to cut it into 32 ot 50 bars.
     

* I use Nestle's Albany dark chocolate or the chocolate disks from Lindt.

Makes ±40 bars


Original recipe from:

dot The Delia Collection Chocolate.


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