Protein Power Bars

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MADE WITH WHOLEGRAINS, nuts and seeds, this nutritious slice is the perfect pick-me-up for that 3pm slump or kiddies lunch box (gluten and wheat free).

2 tbsp coconut oil (can use coconut paste). May need a little more depending on what consistency you like
1/2 cup honey (or desired sweetener)
1/4 cup raw cacao
3/4 cup shredded coconut
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 buckinis (raw buckwheat) – optional – I like to add them for the extra crunch
3/4 cup quinoa flakes
1 cup almonds – can use other seeds like pepitas or sunflower seeds for a nut free bar
1 tbsp chia seeds

Line 20 x 30 cm baking tray with baking paper

In a small saucepan, combine coconut oil, cinnamon, honey and cacao over low heat, siring until well combined (a few minutes). Allow to cool slightly.

Combine quinoa, buckwheat, almonds, chia and coconut and quickly pulse in a food processor a few times so nuts are broken down, but not to a fine powder.

Mix dry and wet ingredients together until well combined.

Press the mixture very firmly onto tray. This step is important to avoid breakage when you cut into slices.

Place in freezer for 10 minites to set if you want to eat same day, or place in refrigerator and allow to set for a few hours or overnight.

Cut into rectangular slices with a sharp knife. Store in fridge for up 12 days.