No-bake sweet treat: Super sprout almond butter oat bars

*You can refer to my ‘Saintly’ category on how to make almond butter.

c.hall 2015

This past week I have been helping in my aunt’s shop on Bere Island, and chocolate covers the countertops calling out ‘Eat me!’. I somehow turned it all down, but left the shop pretty hangry for something sweet. So I used up a jar of almond butter that I’d made and quickly put this bars together. I feel a lot less guilty than if I had eaten a Cadbury’s chocolate.

What you’ll need:

1 cup of almond butter (peanut butter can be used in place of almond!)

1 teaspoon of tahini (it adds a tanginess)

1/2 cup agave or honey

1 1/2 cups of oats

3 tablespoons of your choice of sprouts, seeds, or dried fruit

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the almond butte, tahini, and agave nectar. Pour over the oats, in a mixing bowl. Stir with a spatula, and add about 3 tablespoons of (I used buckwheat and quinoa). With the spatula, firmly press down mixture into a parchment lined brownie tin. Set in the fridge for about a half hour to forty minutes, until firm. (I was a little impatient and stuck the mix in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes!) Slice and enjoy!

Now I’m going to go drizzle melted dark chocolate on the rest of those slices! x


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