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Caramel & fig crunch bars

Crunchy and gooey goodness, these bars are packed full of fibre and wholegrains - a perfect afternoon snack!

Dessert

Overall rating | 4 Ratings

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Ingredients

Makes 16 squares

120g rolled oats 45g desiccated coconut 5-6 Medjool dates (or 120g of pitted dates) 60g walnuts 30g pumpkin seeds 30g pecans ½ tsp baking soda 1 egg 2 tbsp ground flaxseed 60ml extra virgin olive oil

For the caramel layer

18 Medjool dates (or 300g of pitted dates)* 4 dried figs, finely chopped 2 tsp lemon juice A pinch of salt

Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160ºC / 325º F.

Step 2

Add 80g of the oats to a food processor, and process into oat flour.

Step 3

Then add the dates, coconut and baking soda to the food processor with the oat flour. Process until everything is combined.

Step 4

Add the remaining 40g of oats, pumpkin seeds, pecans and walnuts, and pulse a few times to break them up, leaving some texture.

Step 5

Then add the egg, oil, and flaxseed. Pulse again to combine.

Step 6

Reserve 1/2 cup of the base mixture to use as the crumble topping for the bars.

Step 7

Press the rest of the oat crunch mixture into the bottom of a lined 8×8 inch pan, leaving a little greaseproof paper hanging over the edge.

Step 8

Make the caramel filling by adding the dates, figs, salt and lemon juice to a food processor. Blend on high until smooth and use a spatula to scrape the mixture down the sides.

Step 9

Using wet hands or a little flour, press the caramel layer on top of the oat crunch layer. Then crumble the leftover mixture over the top of the caramel layer to make the topping.

Step 10

Bake for 15-18 minutes. Let the bars cool completely before slicing

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5 comments

Lorna Cooke

September 9, 2021 @ 1:36 pm

These bars are delicious and full of fantastic nutrients and taste - love them

Jemma Bartholomew

September 9, 2021 @ 1:55 pm

Really delicious!

team@theguthealthdoctor.com

September 9, 2021 @ 10:12 am

So glad you enjoyed it!

Samantha mason

September 9, 2021 @ 10:05 am

Absolutely lovely! Really recommend! Thank you :) x

Aakant

September 9, 2021 @ 7:52 am

These turned out nice!