Chocolate cereal bars

Chocolate cereal bars
These have a chocolate sweetcrust pastry base, topped with dried fruit, toasted nuts and seeds, bound with a brown-sugar and butter mixture, then gently baked.

Once the flapjack-like cake has cooled, it can be cut into bars.
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Last modified on: July 11th 2018

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25 min.53 min.1 hour 18 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Chocolate cereal bars

Chocolate sweetcrust base

Preheat the oven to 340°F (170°C.)

Roll out 200 g Chocolate sweetcrust pastry.

Use an 8 inch (20 cm) patisserie square as your guide.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Chocolate cereal bars
Cut the pastry to fit the square and lay on a baking sheet with the metal square over it.

Prick the pastry all over with a fork or pique-vite (pastry pricker).

Stage 3 - 15 min.
Chocolate cereal bars
Bake for about 15 minutes, then leave to cool with the square in place.

Do not turn the oven off.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
Chocolate cereal bars

Nut, seed and fruit mixture

Weigh out 60 g pistachios and 20 g sesame seeds, then spread these on a baking sheet. Toast them in the oven for 10 minutes.

Take out of the oven and leave to cool.

Do not turn the oven off.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Chocolate cereal bars
Cut 100 g dried apricots into small pieces.

Set aside.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
Chocolate cereal bars
Put into a bowl: the pistachios, sesame seeds, apricots, 100 g raisins and 120 g rolled oats.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
Chocolate cereal bars
Put 125 g butter and 125 g brown sugar into a saucepan on medium heat and bring to the boil while whisking.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Chocolate cereal bars
Add the fruit, nut and seed mixture. Mix well.

Cook while stirring constantly for about 2 or 3 minutes.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Chocolate cereal bars
Tip the mixture into the square over the chocolate sweetcrust base and spread evenly with the back of a tablespoon.

Stage 10 - 20 min.
Chocolate cereal bars

Baking and cutting

Bake for about 20 minutes.

When cooked, take out of the oven and remove the metal square while hot (it's easier), then leave to cool.

Stage 11 - 7 min.
Chocolate cereal bars
Cut up with a serrated knife into bars about half an inch by 4 inches (1,5 x 10 cm).
You can vary the fruit, nuts and seeds in this recipe. For example, use cranberries instead of apricots, or hazelnuts insted of pistachios. But it is best to stick with oats as the base.
Several days in the fridge.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,856 Kcal or 11,958 Kj40 gr318 gr163 gr
143 %15 %30 %25 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
336 Kcal or 1,407 Kj5 gr37 gr19 gr
17 %2 %4 %3 %
Per bars
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
143 Kcal or 599 Kj2 gr16 gr8 gr
7 %1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg, Gluten, Nuts, Sesame, Sulfites
How much will it cost?
  • For 20 bars : 5.10 €
  • Per bars : 0.26 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Chocolate sweetcrust pastryChocolate sweetcrust pastry: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example:
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Caramelized apple and walnut cake, Chilli chicken and spinach gratin, Pan-fried salmon with white cabbage, Gâteau Nantais, Asparagus "en petit pois", ... All
Brown sugarBrown sugar: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Flaky brownie brioche, Moist cereal bars, Quince and apple compote, Tyrolean apple crumble, Tarte à l'coloche, ... All
Rolled oatsRolled oats: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Granola, Traditional nutty choc-chip cookies, Oat financiers for Louise, Cranachan, Oat shortbread biscuits, ... All
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