I wouldn’t call these remotely healthy, think of an enrobed flapjack and a golf ball cut in half and slathered with chocolate. Yeah, that is pretty much the shape of these oaty beauts
We have a bit of sweet, a bit of salty, a bit of crunch and a touch of smoothness going on – a texture to suit everybody’s requirements!
I am trying to make little treats for after school snacks for the children rather than buying whacking big biscuits or packets of things. They have gone down well. But then I get – “seeing as they are little can I have 3!” This defeats the purpose. My husband doesn’t have an “off” switch and has made a sterling job of attempting to demolish the whole cookie jar of these.
1 no need to be accurate with ingredients
2 add ingredients you like, have a play about
3 choose your shape – they are hard to form as so sticky. I used silicon cake pop half moulds but you could make a flapjack traybake and once cooked pour the chocolate over the top.
4 don’t over cook they go hard and chewy
5 don’t eat too much of the mixture raw – you will want to vom!!!!
150ml melted coconut oil
2 big handfuls of coconut shavings or strips or whatever you call them
2 tablespoon ses ame seeds
3 cut medjool dates
4/5 tablespoon golden syrup or agave nectar
3/4 teaspoon salt or adjust accordingly
100g dark chocolate chips or a bar cut finely
100g melted choc for enrobing
First of all toast your sesame seeds and coconut in a dry frying pan. It takes about 2 minutes on a low heat. The sesame seeds start to pop so be careful they don’t fly everywhere
Melt the coconut oil in the microwave
Now add all the ingredients in a bowl together.
Use your preferred shape and add the mixture accordingly
Cook for 12 mins if cake pop size. If flapjack size keep checking after the same out of time every couple of mins. You want it to stick together but not be over cooked
Once slightly golden round the edges remove from oven
Leave to cool
Melt your chocolate and either dip each one in or pour over the top
place a few coconut shavings on top
Leave to set