INGREDIENTS

3 ripe medium bananas

4 tbsp crunchy peanut butter

2 handfuls of mixed dried fruits and seeds

150 g oats

2 tbsp agave syrup or honey

9 portions of dark Terry's Chocolate Orange (or favourite chocolate)

You will see quite a few bar variations on this site, simply because they're easy to make and give you opportunity to provide variations to prevent taste boredom! This chocolate orange energy bar has a base of  bananas and peanut butter, making it a natural high carbohydrate snack for pre/post-exercise or between meals in preparation for training session or competition (the chocolate orange pieces are optional, but recommended!)

 At a cost of 30p per serving, these bars make a cost effective treat compared to shop bought alternatives. They will last around 1-2 weeks when individually wrapped (let them cool first). For a healthier alternative, you can leave out the chocolate, top with yoghurt after baking and freeze.

See the step by step guide and pictures below. Makes 9 bars

CARBOHYDRATES: 31 g
PROTEIN: 5 g
FAT: 4 g
CALORIES: 180

1.

Preheat the oven (fan) to 190 °C. In a large mixing bowl, mash the 3 ripe bananas and add 4 tablespoons of crunch peanut butter. Mix well.

2.

Add the 150 g of oats and the 2 tablespoons of agave syrup (or honey). Mix with the seeds and dried fruits. I chose a nut mixture purchased from the supermarket (1 handful), mixed with goji berries, cranberries and currants (another handful). Mix well until everything is combined.

3.

Add the wet mixture to a greased baking tray and press down firmly. Add the 9 portions of dark Terry's Chocolate Orange. Make sure you press the chocolate into the mixture (or it will burn).

4.

Bake for 20-25 minutes. leave to cool, cut into 9 squares and enjoy!