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:

Change those ingredients for: 10 bars 20 bars 40 bars 60 bars

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
25 min.53 min.1 hour 18 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
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.

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

Do not turn the oven off.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
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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.
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Cut 100 g dried apricots into small pieces.

Set aside.

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

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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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.
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Add the fruit, nut and seed mixture. Mix well.

Cook while stirring constantly for about 2 or 3 minutes.

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

Stage 10 - 20 min.
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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.
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Cut up with a serrated knife into bars about half an inch by 4 inches (1,5 x 10 cm).

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
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,856 Kcal or 11,958 Kj39 gr310 gr163 gr
143 %15 %29 %25 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
336 Kcal or 1,407 Kj5 gr36 gr19 gr
17 %2 %3 %3 %
Per bars
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
143 Kcal or 599 Kj2 gr15 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).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

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: Tea and white chocolate biscuits, Lime (or lemon) curd, Salmon and Spinach Gratin, Muffin dough, Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche), ... All
Brown sugarBrown sugar: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Moist cereal bars, Cocktails, Traditional nutty choc-chip cookies, Quince and apple compote, European glass, ... All
Rolled oatsRolled oats: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Oat financiers for Louise, Oat shortbread biscuits, Oaty walnut cake , Cranachan, Oatmeal cake, ... All

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