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
Serves - 25 balls or bricks
Prep. Time - 10 mins
Cooking Time - 10 mins
GF, DF, Vegan


  • 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.

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