few tempting recipes during the week. I still had some of the lime cheesecake filling I had made for Easter eggs. (We had made two batches of easter eggs but that was enough!) So I decided to use this instead of nut butter. It was brilliant in these bars.
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Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
One year ago: WHB Purple carrot soda bread, wildlife and sandcastles
Two years ago: Memes are due. Thanks are due.
Three years ago: SOS KC: Beets, Greens and Chickpea Curry
Four years ago: A Nutroast Tribute
Five years ago: A Long-winded Nut Roast Post
Chocolate lime energy bars
Adapted from Inspired Edibles
1 cup dried dates soaked in boiling water for a few min
1/2 cup lime cheesecake mixture or nut butter*
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1/2 cup dessicated coconut
100g chocolate (I used almond chocolate but 70% is better)
1 small very ripe banana
1 tbsp honey (or other sweetener)
1 tbsp lime juice (or less?)*
2 tbsp dessicated coconut, to sprinkle
Soak dates in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Drain and set aside. Place all ingredients (including drained dates) into a food processor and blitz until you have a sticky mixture that is almost a ball but not quite. (You don't want it too wet or it wont firm up enough.) I had to scrape down the sides of my food processor quite a few times. Line a 15cm square cake tin with baking paper. Spread mixture into tin, pressing down with the back of a spoon.
Make topping: Puree banana in food processor. Melt chocolate in a heatproof mixing bowl in the microwave and stirring in banana, honey and lime juice.
Pour topping over slice. Sprinkle with coconut. Place in freezer for an hour or two to set. Cut into squares or bars. Can keep in the fridge or the freezer. I found my slice was quite firm when out of fridge but topping kept firm only if in freezer so I kept mine in the freezer.
NOTE: If you don't happen to have cheesecake mixture like I did then nut butter should be fine but you may need to check the consistency of the slice mixture as it may change a little. If you want the lime flavour I recommend more lime zest in the slice and less lime juice in the topping.
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