Healthier 'Snickers' Bars and Chocolate Covered Strawberries


This recipe is from Healthy Living James who shared it on his Instagram account. They are amazing, and really satisfy that urge for something sweet and sticky without being too naughty.

With the left over chocolate I made chocolate covered strawberries which were also delicious.


Ingredients

  • 200 g bag of medjool dates

  • Peanut butter or nut butter

  • roasted peanuts (not salted)

  • 200 g dark chocolate

  • Strawberries

Method

  1. Cut a slit in the dates lengthways to remove the stones

  2. Place a teaspoonful of peanut butter or nut butter into each date where you have removed the stone

  3. Press a few halved roasted peanuts into the nut butter

  4. Break the chocolate into pieces and melt until nice and runny

  5. Roll the stuffed dates into the melted chocolate until covered, then place on a baking tray lined with baking parchment.

  6. Place into the freezer for 20 minutes to set. Once set you can store them in a freezer bag in the freezer. Remove 10 minutes before you want to eat them.

  7. With any left over chocolate cover the Strawberries in the chocolate and place in the fridge until set

Health benefits

  • Medjool dates are a good source of selenium, magnesium, calcium, potassium and copper. They are also a high fibre alternative to other sweeteners so an excellent alternative to sugar.

  • Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein, magnesium and zinc, but just be careful to choose one that it doesn't contain added sugar.

  • Dark chocolate is a powerful source of antioxidants and also high in fibre, iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese.

  • Strawberries are rich in antioxidants and plant compounds which can benefit heart health and control blood sugar. They're also an excellent source of vitamin C and Manganese.

Enjoy and please let me know what you think in the comments.

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