As I mentioned in my July Goals, one thing on top of my goals list is to try to eat a lot more healthier at least five days out of seven a week, and as soon as I decided to start a healthier regime, I started testing and trying new healthy recipes which are really making me feel all renewed every lunch and dinner, but I still had a vacancy on my afternoon snack which always ended up to be the least healthy meal out of the whole day. I remember to have tried this cocoa and oat healthy bars last year though, and so I decided to give them another go: I forgot how yummy and refreshing these were, such a delicious snack without leaving you feeling guilty at all being that they’re healthy and light!
. 4 tbsp skimmed milk powder (you can also use non dairy milk powder)
. 6 tbsp water
. 1 tbsp brown sugar (optional)
For the cream
. 2 tbsp soft cream cheese
. 3 tbsp brown sugar
. 3 tbsp skimmed milk powder
. 1 tbsp water
. 4 tsp cocoa powder
This recipe is super simple and doesn’t require any baking but you have to allow a few half an hours to get a solid and compact bar. Start with the base by mixing the oat bran with the skimmed milk powder, the water (which will melt down the milk powder and give that sticky texture) and the brown sugar which is totally optional. You will obtain a sticky mixture; take a rectangular baking tin (or any other rectangular container you have) and line it with some cling wrap film (which will help to extract and remove the bars), then start placing the base of your bars at the bottom of the tin, creating a long rectangular shape; help yourself with a fork better than a spoon to flat it down to around 1/2 inch thick. Place the tin in the freezer for half an hour, meanwhile start with your cream by mixing all the ingredients together until you have a nice creamy texture without lumps. After half an hour take your tin out of the freezer and place your cream on top of the base you created trying to create a thick but even layer. Now place the tin in the freezer again for at least 1 hour and not more than 2 hours, it will thicken and make your bars solid and easy to cut. Once ready, pull the tin out of the freezer, extract the bar by pulling the cling wrap film upward, remove it and place the big bar on a clean surface, then start cutting six bars out of it. Keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days.
They really make the perfect refreshing and healthy summer snack! And yet they’re so delicious.
As I mentioned in my July Goals, one thing on top of my goals list is to try to eat a lot more healthier at least five days out of seven a week, and as soon as I decided to start a healthier regime, I started testing and trying new healthy recipes which are really making…