Healthy Easter Recipe

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Easter is fast approaching and with it the temptation to overindulge in all of the delicious treats that are now lining the supermarket shelves. We get it, we’re the same when it comes to enjoying a treat and so we’re very happy to share with you a great healthy easter recipe…

Whilst having the odd treat is ok, it’s even better if you can find what tastes like a treat but is in fact not quite so bad for you and with that in mind, we’d like to introduce you to the healthy snickers bar!!

Healthy Easter Recipe

Just like their namesake, these gooey treats are packed with peanuts, however to keep it on the healthier side, use rice malt syrup and enjoy.

Note, we can’t take the credit for this recipe, that goes to delicious.com.au, but we can vouch for how good they are…

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 2 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup (50g) raw cacao
  • 1 cup (90g) desiccated coconut
  • 240ml rice malt syrup
  • 400g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 1/3 cup (95g) good-quality peanut butter with no added oil or sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 11/2 cups (225g) roasted salted peanuts
  • 40g unsalted butter
  • 200g dark chocolate, chopped

METHOD

Step 1

Grease and line a 20cm square pan with baking paper. To make date base, melt 1 tbs coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Add the dates and stir to warm through. Transfer to a food processor with cacao, desiccated coconut and 1 tbs rice malt syrup, and whiz until combined. Spread over base of pan and firmly pack using your hands. Chill until needed.

Step 2

To make peanut butter filling, wipe clean food processor, then whiz the chickpeas, peanut butter, vanilla and 1/4 cup (60ml) rice malt syrup until thick and smooth. Spread over date base, smoothing surface with a spoon. Chill for 1 hour.

Step 3

To make peanut caramel, place peanuts, butter and remaining 2/3 cup (160ml) rice malt syrup in a saucepan over low heat and stir until melted and combined. Cool slightly, then spread over peanut butter filling, pressing to create an even surface. Freeze for 1 hour to set.

Step 4

Melt chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water (don’t let the bowl touch the water). Cool slightly, then pour over peanut caramel, tilting pan to completely cover. Chill for 1 hour or until chocolate is set, then slice into bars and serve.

 

Note from our Dietitian – Amanda McCredie

This is a fairly healthy option and has some good inclusions that add valuable fibre, iron and protein. Like all “treats” you just need to keep in mind that they are exactly that, “treats”. Just because something is a healthier option, doesn’t mean that you should eat twice as much… That said, these are delicious, so give them a go!

 

If you have any other great healthy recipes that are packed with flavour, we’d love to know.

At Precision Athletica we know the importance of Nutrition and for that reason we have our own in house Dietitian’s. If you would like more information, or feel you might benefit from a session with with a Dietitian, you can either come into our clinic, or work with us online.

If you enjoyed this article, you may also like to read our guide to 5 Best Healthy Snacks When Working From Home.

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