I couldn’t do much with today’s pic, as it is so damn hot everything just melted. Even I melted – it was very messy and upsetting for my partner. My cat was un-phased.
If you like banana, then these little treats will make your heart sing. It’s based on the simple concept that a Twix bar is essentially a biscuit base with a caramel layer, coated in chocolate. The recipe is from mycrazyvegankitchen who is a much better photographer than I am. Most people in the world are! And this recipe is hers.
It’s possible that you could blend up those chia seeds before adding to the caramel, but who doesn’t like a little bit of crunch? Plus, chia seeds are cool because they look like little bugs. Oh, and they feature in my blog’s title, so you know… Truthfully, I actually added 2 tablespoons of chia instead of teaspoons, which is why they are so seedy.
I had two of these for breakfast and I regret no longer being at home because I’m already craving more. Feel free to leave out the banana if you would prefer a purer caramel flavour, but banana adds an awesome sweetness that this blogger didn’t want to miss out on. Banana wins!
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
8 Dates, pits removed
3 TB Water
Banana Date Caramel:
12 Dates, pits removed
1 small Banana
1 TB coconut sugar
Seeds of ½ a vanilla pod
Small pinch of Salt
2 TB Water
2 tsp Chia Seeds
bar raw chocolate, melted
1. Line a small tin with plastic or baking paper.
Base – Use a coffee grinder to process the oats into a flour.
In a food processor, combine all of the base ingredients, including oat flour.
Blitz. Pour into the prepared tin, pressing firmly.
Move to the freezer.
Caramel – Process the date mixture for the caramel, until smooth
and creamy. Spoon over the biscuit base, and neaten it up.
Return to the freezer for 4 hours.
Slice your caramel/biscuit into 12, and then return to the freezer.
Chocolate – Melt the chocolate over a pot of simmering water.
Dip the bars into the chocolate, then allow to set in the freezer.
Ready when the choc has set.