Chocolate + Tahini = complete & utter deliciousness. Honestly….Don’t take my word for it..Make a batch of these Chocolate Tahini Crunch Bars & find out for yourself!
Having this blog has made me realize just how much I love chocolate. I have a notebook full of recipe ideas that I jot down as they pop into my head and I think that about 80% of them involve chocolate in one way or another. I literally have to force myself not to publish a chocolate fuelled recipe every week. I can only hold back for so long though and it’s been at least two and a half weeks since I published my Healthy Chocolate Smoothie recipe. That’s long enough to wait, right?
THE ULTIMATE CHOCOLATY TREAT
These Chocolate Tahini Crunch Bars are the ultimate chocolaty treat, but as indulgent as they are, they are also packed full of healthy, nutrient rich ingredients like tahini, buckwheat groats, hemp hearts and rolled oats. All of these wholesome ingredients are combined with dark chocolate and tahini to make the most delicious and hard to resist bars.
A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN
Chocolate and tahini are, quite literally, a match made in heaven. The rich, roasted sesame flavour coming through in the chocolate is so good, and the textures from the other crispy, crunchy and chewy ingredients are out of this world. I literally could not stop eating them.
SO QUICK TO MAKE!
These Chocolate Tahini Crunch Bars only take ten minutes max to make, then need a few hours to set up in the fridge, although you could hurry this along by placing them in the freezer for a little while instead. Once they are set, all you need to do is slice them into bars or squares and you are good to go. I cut mine into sixteen bars but you can make yours as big or small as you like. They are pretty rich so I wouldn’t advise cutting them too big.
CHANGE IT UP
As long as you stick to the chocolate tahini ratio in this recipe, the rest of the ingredients are pretty interchangeable. If you don’t have one of them just sub it for a bit more of one of the others or add something that you do have in your pantry instead. Other ingredients that would work well really are puffed quinoa and nuts. Have fun and be inventive!
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THESE CHOCOLATE TAHINI CRUNCH BARS
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Chocolate Tahini Crunch Bars
- 300g | 2 cups dairy-free chocolate chips , or chocolate in bar form (if using bar form chocolate be sure to go by weight and not volume.
- 240mls | 1 cup tahini
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 90g | 1 cup rolled oats
- 84g | 1/2 cup raw buckwheat groats
- 40g | 1/4 cup hemp seeds
- 75g | 1/2 cup raisins
- 12g | 1/2 cup puffed rice
- Line an 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper leaving some excess around the sides to act as handles.
- Put chocolate, tahini and salt into a pan and melt together over a very gentle heat, stirring occasionally until totally melted.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the other ingredients.
- Spoon out into your prepared tin and press down really well all over.
- Refrigerate until set then cut into even pieces.
Can be stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.