My girls often come home and ask me to buy things for their school lunches which are so super unhealthy. “But everyone else has them!”, they say. Instead of giving in, I try to find healthier versions. Are there really such things as healthy treats? There sure are! So, here is my latest lunch box success – a Healthy Choc Peppermint and Puffed Rice Bar.
1⁄2 cup coconut oil
1⁄2 cup Young Living Blue Agave syrup – this is not like other Agave syrups which are highly processed and high GI. Young Living’s Agave is not made using high heat.
1⁄2 cup desiccated coconut
1 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp cacao powder 4 cups Puffed Rice
Line an 18 x 28cm slice tin with baking paper.
Make sure that you leave paper hanging over the sides to help you remove the slice once it has set.
Roughly chop the dates into small pieces before placing into a small saucepan along with the coconut oil, Young Living Blue Agave syrup and Young Living Peppermint essential oil.
Then, place the saucepan over a medium heat and cook for approximately 6 minutes (stirring occasionally) or until the mixture has thickened.
In the meantime, place the Rice Bubbles, cacao powder, chia seeds and coconut into a large bowl and stir to combine.
Pour the melted ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix well until the Rice Bubbles are completely coated with the melted date mixture.
Transfer the mixture to the slice tin you prepared earlier and flatten the surface with a spoon.
Finally, place the slice into the fridge for 2 hours to set before removing and cutting into pieces that are the perfect size for your child’s lunch box.
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