I'm going to call these little love bars - because it's nearly Valentines Day and also because I make them with love for my daughters Forest School lunchbox!
A mix of dates, nuts, peanut butter and anything else you fancy to make a quick and tasty snack.
You will need:
15 dates chopped up nice and small
3 tablespoons of peanut butter
75g mixed nuts chopped
75g of mixed nuts whole
A pinch of salt
Your favourite flavourings such as cinnamon or chilli
Once all your ingredients are set out, take the whole nuts and whizz them up in a blender until they form a powder. Add the powder to the chopped nuts, salt and peanut butter.
Heat 2 tablespoons of water with the mixed nuts until they form a paste. You may need a little more water to keep the paste consistency. Add the date paste to the mixture - stir together and put into a lined baking tray. You can also add mushed raspberries or blueberries if you reduce the date paste slightly.
Cook at 180 degrees for approximately 15 minutes - maybe a little longer and then remove and scatter mixed seeds on top. Leave to cool before cutting into bars.
Store in the fridge and enjoy with a nice cup of Chai!