Raw Orange Oat Bars
This recipe should become a staple in your dessert-making routine. With a lovely chewy texture and slight crunchiness, these oat bars are greatly satisfying and energy-dense, with a touch of orange flavor. They are raw and contain wholesome ingredients only.
The energy bars are:
I first made these bars a month ago and ever since then, I have been preparing them for my family and friends every single week, sometimes even twice a week. They combine the sweetness of the maple syrup (honey) with the bitterness of the tahini, the chewiness of the oats with the crunchiness of the cacao beans. Add orange peels and chocolate to the mix and you make yourself an addictive dessert that can be enjoyed as a snack or even as an indulging breakfast. Another great aspect of these energy bars is the fact that they are prepared extremely fast. No baking or special patisserie skills are required.
100 g oats*
80 g tahini
80 g maple syrup or raw honey
4 tbsp cacao beans
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp orange peels
60 g dark chocolate + 1 tbsp tahini
Combine the maple syrup (honey) and the tahini. Mix them well.
Next, add the vanilla, the orange peels, the cacao beans, and the oats. Mix until you end up with a sticky homogenous dough.
Transfer the dough to a container and press it down with your fingers to create the base for our energy bars. Keep in the fridge until you prepare the coating.
For the coating, melt the chocolate, along with 1 tbsp of tahini, over a double boiler.
Pour the chocolate evenly over the base of the bars. Optionally, sprinkle some orange peel on top.
I am now returning to my kitchen to prepare another batch of these delicious bars. I hope you get inspired to make them too!
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* If the size of your oats is big, process them in a food processor for a minute or so until they become finer.