Orange, Chia and Date Bars

Orange, Chia and Date Bars.

Orange, Chia and Date Bars.

Our kids love these bars!!!
They sit up and help pour all the dry ingredients in and mix it all up for us.
They are obsessed with Chia Seeds and call them sprinkles.
These bars are sweet, chewy and slightly sticky and can be a great addition to a lunch box for something special.

2C Organic GF Oats.
1/2C Organic Shredded Coconut.
1/2C Pepitas.
1/4C Chia Seeds.
1.5tsp Ground Cinnamon.
1/2C Medijool Dates chopped.
1/2C Raw Cashews – optional.
Zest of 1 Orange.
Juice of 1/2 Orange.
1/3C Coconut Oil – melted.
2/3C Raw Honey.
1tsp Vanilla Bean Extract.

Preheat oven to 160 degrees and line a 20cmx30cm tray with Baking Paper.
In a large mixing bowl place Oats, Coconut, Pepitas, Chia, Cinnamon, chopped Dates, Cashews and zest of Orange and mix well so all is combined.
In a pot over medium heat place juice of Orange, Coconut Oil, Honey and Vanilla and cook until the mixture has boiled out and just started to toffee – around 4 minutes.
Take off heat and add to dry mix and combine well.
Pour your mixture and press down very firmly into tray and bake for 30 minutes.
Let cool slightly, add a smaller weighted tray over the top and set overnight or minimum of 6 hours in the fridge.
Remove from tray and use a sharp knife to cut into pieces.

Fresh organic orange - yum!

Fresh organic orange – yum!

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