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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

For 20 bars, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
25 min.53 min.1 hour 18 min.
Preservation: Several days in the fridge.
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Step by step recipe

1 Chocolate cereal bars : Photo of step #1

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.
5 min.
2 Chocolate cereal bars : Photo of step #2Cut 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).
3 min.
3 Chocolate cereal bars : Photo of step #3Bake for about 15 minutes, then leave to cool with the square in place.

Do not turn the oven off.
15 min.
4 Chocolate cereal bars : Photo of step #4

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.
10 min.
5 Chocolate cereal bars : Photo of step #5Cut 100 g dried apricots into small pieces.

Set aside.
5 min.
6 Chocolate cereal bars : Photo of step #6Put into a bowl: the pistachios, sesame seeds, apricots, 100 g raisins and 120 g rolled oats. 2 min.
7 Chocolate cereal bars : Photo of step #7Put 125 g butter and 125 g brown sugar into a saucepan on medium heat and bring to the boil while whisking. 5 min.
8 Chocolate cereal bars : Photo of step #8Add the fruit, nut and seed mixture. Mix well.

Cook while stirring constantly for about 2 or 3 minutes.
3 min.
9 Chocolate cereal bars : Photo of step #9Tip the mixture into the square over the chocolate sweetcrust base and spread evenly with the back of a tablespoon. 3 min.
10 Chocolate cereal bars : Photo of step #10

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.
20 min.
11 Chocolate cereal bars : Photo of step #11Cut up with a serrated knife into bars about half an inch by 4 inches (1,5 x 10 cm). 7 min.

Remarks

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.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
369350 gr408 gr207 gr
185 %19 %38 %31 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4346 gr48 gr24 gr
22 %2 %5 %4 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 20 bars : 5.62 €
Per bars : 0.28 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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