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Easy Peasy Chewky Slice! - *Raw, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, *** Nut Free OPTION ***

Chewky Slice

Easy Peasy “Chewky” Slice

*Raw *Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, *** Nut Free OPTION ***

*Thermomix Instructions provided in bold italics

 

Ingredients:

  • 75g Coconut Oil (or butter if dairy tolerant)
  • 75g Coconut Sugar
  • 50g Rice Malt Syrup (date syrup and raw honey are both good substitutes)
  • 50g Almond Butter (or use Tahini for nut free option)
  • 40g Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 40g Sunflower Seeds
  • 40g Desiccated Coconut
  • 160g Quinoa Flakes (or use rolled oats if gluten tolerant)
  • 75g Dried Tropical Organic Fruit Mix (I found this at Costco Ringwood, but you could substitute with any dried fruit really – I do recommend adding in some inca berries – which are included on the Costco mix or craisins as both add an awesome sour and chewy element to this slice)

(* For a bit of a treat, you could also add in some chocolate chips.  I like “Well Naturally” brand stevia-sweetened chocolate chips available in the health food section of most major supermarkets.)

Method:

  1. Lightly grease a 20 x 30cm rectangular slice tin (coconut oil spray is great for this!) and line with baking paper.
  2. Place the coconut oil (*or butter), coconut sugar and rice malt syrup (*or honey) to a small saucepan and melt together over medium heat, stirring until smooth. (TM – 5mins/ Varoma /speed 2)
  3. Add melted mix to a large bowl containing all of the remaining ingredients (except the choc chips if using) and combine with a wooden spoon until thoroughly combined (TM – simply add remaining ingredients (except choc chips, if using) to TM bowl 30 sec / speed 2.  For younger children and fussy older ones I recommend processing the  mix for a further 5 secs/ Speed 5  for a smoother texture.)
  4. Press the mixture into the prepared pan (and sprinkle with the reserved choc chips if using.) *TIP: Lay another piece of baking paper over the top of your slice and, using the upturned lid of your coconut oil spray (the flat side) use a circular motion to press and flatten your mix firmly into the tray.  This will ensure that your bars will bind well and that your extra bits on top will stick on top properly.  They will look SO much better too 😉
  5. Refrigerate for at least an hour (overnight is best!)  When cooled, lift entire slab out of tray and simply break into squares using your hands!   Place into a sealed container in the fridge or wrap individually and freeze for convenient lunch box fillers.