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Mix and match energy bars
  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Method
  • Preheat oven to 170* C (338* F) Fan.
  • In a bowl, add the oats and 2 tablespoons sunflower oil. Mix with a wooden spoon until combined.
  • Line a 30x40 cm baking pan with parchment paper. Add oat mixture and spread evenly in pan.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until light golden.
  • When ready, remove from oven and set it aside for 20 minutes to cool.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add the mixed nuts. You can substitute the nuts with grated coconut or sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. Mix with a wooden spoon.
  • In a saucepan, add the butter, brown sugar, honey, vanilla extract and salt.
  • Place saucepan over medium heat and whisk until the mixture comes to a boil.
  • Transfer mixture to bowl with oats and add the colorful chocolate filled candy. You can substitute these with dark chocolate drops 55% or white chocolate drops or Akis' Triple Chocolate Cookies or edible flowers or chocolate wafers (crushed) or black or golden raisins or Akis’ oatmeal cookies (crushed).
  • Mix with a silicon spatula until all of the ingredients are well combined.
  • Line the bottom and sides of a 20x30 cm baking pan with parchment paper and lightly brush with some oil.
  • Add the mixture and press down on it with a straight spatula to make the surface smooth and even.
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours.
  • When ready, remove from refrigerator and cut into 4x8 cm bars.
  • Top with any ingredients you like best and serve!  
Tip
  The caloric calculations refer to bars made only with a mixed nuts base and chocolate filled candies mixture. All other ingredients added are extra. 
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

160
Calories (kcal)
8 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

10.0
Total Fat (g)
14 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

4.0
Saturated Fat (g)
20 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

14.0
Total Carbs (g)
5 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

7.1
Sugars (g)
8 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

2.4
Protein (g)
5 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

1.4
Fibre (g)
6 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.22
Sodium (g)
4 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.