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California Prune Energy Bars Recipe
 
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California Prune Energy Bars
Total time: 30 to 60 minutes

Cooking: 25 to 30 minutes

 
Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

California Dried Plum purée can turn a simple snack bar into a nutritional powerhouse. Loaded with healthy grains, and nuts and sweetened with a touch of maple syrup, these snack bars are perfect for tucking into your gym bag or lunch box. Enjoy!

Ingredients
For 12 energy bars

- 250 ml / 1 cup California prunes, chopped
- 550 ml / 550 ml whole wheat flour
- 375 ml / 1 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 4 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
- 1/2 Tsp. salt
- 175 ml / 3/4 cup butter
- 125 ml / 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
Method
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190°C / 375°F. Grease and line the bottom of a 9 in. (23 cm) square cake pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the Prunes in a food processor or blender with 2 Tbsp. water. Process until pureed. Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl combine flour, oats, sunflower seeds and salt.
  4. In a saucepan, over low heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar and syrup.
  5. Pour butter mixture (4) into mixing bowl with dry ingredients (3) and stir until combined.
  6. Press half of the mixture (5) into the bottom of the cake pan.
  7. Spoon prune purée (2), carefully spreading it over oat mixture with a knife until the base is completely covered.
  8. Cover prune layer with remaining oat mixture (5).
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden on top.
  10. Let cool for 5 minutes, then cut into 12 squares, with a sharp knife. Continue cooling in pan, before removing.

Energy bars can keep in an airtight container for a week.

 
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 With the kind assistance of California Prunes

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