Lego ‘Protein’ bricks
This was one of the very first recipes I posted when I started by blog and it is still a big favourite in our house.
Lego + children + happy 🙂 !
Pretty much any nuts and seeds go in these delicious bars of nutty goodness. Do let me know if you try any variations – I’d love to try them!
Recipe by Dr Chintal Patel
- 180 grams juicy medjool dates
- 60gms linseed
- 60gms pumpkin seeds
- 60gms sunflower seeds
- 250 grams mixed nuts (I used almonds, cashews & walnuts)
- 40gms of cacao powder
- 2 tablespoons (50gms) peanut butter
- First, remove and discard the stones from the dates & set aside for later
- Next grind the linseeds, pumpkin seeds and sunflour seeds to a coarse powder – this step is optional but it will help the mix combine better
- Add the nuts to the food processor and grind them to a coarse powder too
- Finally, mix all the ingredients into the food processor and process in 30 second bursts until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs that are starting to stick together
- This will only take about 2-3 minutes
- Remove from processor
- Roll into balls or press them into a lego mould… they taste just as good in either form!
- I find these are sweet enough for my tastes but if you like them a little sweeter try adding a tablespoon or 2 of honey or maple syrup to the mix.
- Top tip – if it’s not binding, add a little more peanut butter
- Top tip – pop the moulds into the freezer for 30 minutes before popping out for perfect lego shapes.