Double chocolate + pear muesli bars
Dry ingredients
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ⅔ cup chopped nuts and/or seeds
  • ⅔ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup cacao nibs
Fruit paste
  • 8 dried pear halves, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 Tbsp almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey, optional
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 40g 80% dark chocolate
  1. Preheat oven to 175 C || 350 F
  2. Combine all of the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a small saucepan, add the pear and water and bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer a few minutes and then use a fork to mash the pears into a paste. Add the honey if using, nut butter and salt and mash until all ingredients are combined and have formed a paste.
  4. Add the fruit paste to the dry ingredients and mix through until well combined.
  5. Pour into a lined and greased baking tray and push down with a spoon.
  6. Bake 25 to 30 minutes until the edges have started to brown and the centre is firm. Remove from the oven and cool in the pan 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack until cooled completely.
  7. To melt the chocolate, break into smaller pieces and add to a small saucepan over very low heat. Stir continuously until the chocolate starts to melt - be careful not to burn.
  8. Once melted, use a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over the muesli bar slice. Cut into smaller squares or bars, and store in an airtight container in the cupboard for up to a week.
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